Beware: Condoms May Fail against the Genital Herpes Virus; CBCD Reviews the Medical Evidence
Industry: Health & Fitness
In 20% of cases, condoms fail to prevent the transmission of genital herpes (HSV-2, or HSV-1). (1) The CBCD examines the studies.
Rochester, NY (PRUnderground) July 25th, 2014
Some studies show that condoms may fail to prevent the transmission of genital herpes (HSV-2, or HSV-1). For example, in one study, Dr. Gallo and colleagues found that “no protective effect for condoms was demonstrated (against HSV-2). The high incidence of HSV-2 infection with its potential for adverse health consequences emphasizes the need for better prevention strategies.” (1) In other words, condoms did not protect these women from a genital herpes infection! Dr. Gallo and colleagues are from the Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, Atlanta, GA
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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that people infected with the genital herpes virus (HSV-2, or HSV-1) take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR. The formula of these natural antiviral products was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin formula is effective against the herpes simplex virus, and other viruses. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with the HSV … reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (2) The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (2)
Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.
The CDC recognizes that condoms are not full proof. The organization says on its website that “Consistent and correct use of male latex condoms can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of STD transmission.” (3)
It is important to remember that a person can still become infected with genital herpes even when using a condom correctly. This is because areas not covered by the condom may have herpes sores. The virus lives in the dorsal root ganglion (nerve cluster) which supplies the entire “boxer shorts” area, which includes the genital area. (4)
What treatments are available for a herpes infection?
“Two types of antiviral treatments against HSV are available: topical and oral. The treatments include penciclovir, acyclovir, famciclovir, and valaciclovir. However, their effectiveness is limited. For instance, a meta-analysis of five placebo-controlled and two dose comparison studies evaluated the effect of aciclovir, famciclovir or valaciclovir on symptoms. The meta-analysis showed that oral antiviral therapy decreases the duration and the associated pain of an outbreak by merely one day.” (2) There are also natural remedies that target the latent HSV. Two of these clinically backed remedies are Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR.
In light of the above information, the CBCD recommends that individuals infected with the herpes virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.
(1) Gallo MF1, Warner L, Macaluso M, Stone KM, Brill I, Fleenor ME, Hook EW 3rd, Austin HD, Lee FK, Nahmias AJ. Risk factors for incident herpes simplex type 2 virus infection among women attending a sexually transmitted disease clinic. Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Jul;35(7):679-85.
(2) Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8
(3) CDC – Male Latex Condoms and Sexually Transmitted Diseases – Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel. Last updated on July 22, 2014.
(4) MedHelp.org – Anal Herpes. Published November 25, 2008.
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