Depression and Herpes Viruses: How are they Related? CBCD Reviews the Evidence

Industry: Health & Fitness

HSV-1 and other herpes viruses are associated with depression. (1) The CBCD reviews the evidence and recommends two natural herpes remedies.

New York (PRUnderground) August 3rd, 2014

“Infected with HSV-1, EBV, or VZV? The CBCD recommends taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Dr. Wang and colleagues show in a new study that there may be a vicious cycle in the relationship between herpes viruses and depression. They wrote that there are “statistically significant associations between depression and infection with Borna disease virus, herpes simplex virus-1, varicella zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, and Chlamydophila trachomatis.” (1) Dr. Wang is from the Institute of Neuroscience at the Chongqing Medical University in Chongqing, China.

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In other words, herpes viruses can cause a person to feel depressed. The reverse is also apparently true. Depression can cause risky sexual behaviors that lead can lead to infection with genital herpes. Authors of another study “examined the association between depression and infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), a biological marker of risky sexual behaviours,” and found that “risky sexual behaviour (which can lead to herpes infection) is related to current depression.” (2) Even more important, studies show that depression damages the immune system. (3) The CBCD recommends that individuals infected with a herpes virus, such as HSV-1, HSV-2, EBV, or VZV, take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.

The formula of Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR formula is effective against the HSV-1, HSV-2, EBV 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-1, HSV-2, EBV, and other viruses)…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (4) The study authors also wrote that, “We observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (4)

Both products can be ordered online on the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR websites.

Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin 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, Gene-Eden-VIR and Novirin are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.

How can herpes viruses lead to depression?

The CBCD believes it has an answer.

The herpes virus mostly infects a type of cell called an epithelial cell. Once a person is infected the virus replicates, and uses nerves to travel to the brain. (5) Once in the brain, the virus establishes a latent infection. As the number of latent herpes viruses increase in the brain, they affect the function of brain cells. This can cause hormonal imbalances that in turn lead to depression.

Any weakening of the immune system, which occurs during aging, only serves to increase the viral damages, and therefore, increases depression. This is in keeping with Dr. Hanan Polansky’s discovery of Microcompetition that identified latent viral DNA as the cause of many major conditions.

According to the theory of Microcompetition, which is discussed in Dr. Polansky’s book, it is the concentration of latent viruses that is the determining factor in the development of neurocomplications in the brain that could lead to depression. In other words, according to the Microcompetition discovery, high concentrations of latent viral DNA (as with a latent herpes virus) will cause depression, while low concentrations will not. Therefore, the CBCD recommends that infected individuals take Novirin or 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.

Click to read more about Novirin and the herpes virus, or Gene-Eden-VIR and the herpes virus.


(1) Wang X1, Zhang L2, Lei Y2, Liu X2, Zhou X3, Liu Y3, Wang M3, Yang L4, Zhang L4, Fan S3, Xie P3. Meta-analysis of infectious agents and depression. Sci Rep. 2014 Mar 31;4:4530.

(2) Pratt LA1, Xu F, McQuillan GM, Robitz R. The association of depression, risky sexual behaviours and herpes simplex virus type 2 in adults in NHANES, 2005-2008. Sex Transm Infect. 2012 Feb;88(1):40-4.

(3) – Depression Health Center – How Depression Affects Your Body. Last updated on May 31, 2014.

(4) Polansky, H., Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published on August 12, 2013.

(5) – Genital Herpes Health Center – Coping With a Genital Herpes Diagnosis


About CBCD

About CBCD

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease ( is a not-for-profit tax-exempt organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS tax code. The center’s mission is to advance the research on the biology of chronic disease and to accelerate the discovery of a cure for these diseases. The CBCD first published Dr. Hanan Polansky’s highly acclaimed “Purple” book, entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” in 2003. In this book, he explains how foreign DNA fragments can cause many major diseases. The book has been read by more than 5,000 scientists around the world, and has been reviewed in more than 20 leading scientific journals. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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