Gayle Madwin (queerbychoice) wrote,
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Herpes Vaccination Trial

According to this, at least one in every four American females over the age of twelve is infected with genital herpes, and that percentage is increasing. (That's a lot; I didn't remember that it was quite that high.) How would you like to get paid money to try an experimental vaccine for it? If all of the following apply to you, you can:
  • you are an American woman (non-trans) between the ages of 18 and 30
  • you can travel to any one of the numerous study sites throughout the U.S. and return for subsequent visits for the next 20 months
  • you test negative for both HSV-1 (oral herpes) and HSV-2 (genital herpes) viruses at the initial screening visit
  • you have not previously been vaccinated for Hepatitis A
  • your immune system is not unusually compromised by disease or medication
  • you are not pregnant or breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant in the next eight months
The vaccine does not contain live virus and cannot cause herpes infection. Plus, if you're in the control group, you get a free Hepatitis A vaccination. Learn more about the study here.
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