Our mission is to solve all aspects of the herpes problem, which afflicts millions of people and too often leaves sufferers isolated and hopeless.
Rational Vaccines (RVx)’s vision is that a complete solution to the herpes problem will involve (1) replacement of misinformation with accurate information about the disease, (2) better herpes diagnostic testing that is accurate, and (3) effective vaccines to stop the spread of herpes as has been done with polio and chickenpox.
…HSV-1 is the leading cause of infectious blindness in developed countries. Genital herpes increases the likelihood of the contraction of HIV by up to three-fold
The current standard of medical care for herpes is inadequate. About four billion people are infected with herpes simplex virus 1 or 2 (HSV-1 or HSV-2), and every week another million people are newly infected. HSV-1 is the leading cause of infectious blindness in developed countries. Genital herpes increases the likelihood of the contraction of HIV by up to three-fold, which exacerbates the spread of AIDS. Because of these and other complications, the World Health Organization has called for improved methods of treatment and prevention of herpes.
RVx believes that by taking a different approach to the problem, we can assist health groups and doctors in stopping the spread of all forms of herpetic disease. Through the development of rationally-engineered live viral vaccines and a new diagnostic test, RVx is forging the path ahead to a brighter future.