Genital Herpes Sometimes Feels Like a Yeast Infection; CBCD Reviews Medical Evidence

Industry: Health & Fitness

“Frequently, women confuse genital herpes with a yeast infection.” (1) The CBCD reviews medical evidence and recommends two natural herpes remedies.

New York (PRUnderground) July 2nd, 2014

“Infected with Herpes? We recommend taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Some women confuse genital herpes symptoms with those of a yeast infection. Dr. James K. Okamoto wrote that “It’s not always easy to tell if it’s a yeast infection vs herpes. If your only symptom is itching in the vaginal area it could be either. If there is thick white d/c (discharge) then your doc can test this for yeast. If there is a sore, this can be cultured for herpes. If you think you may have been exposed to herpes, but there is no visible sore there is a blood test to detect if you have an infection too.” (2) Genital herpes and yeast infections both cause itching and burning. Women can click here to learn more about herpes symptoms.

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) therefore recommends that people infected with the herpes virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) 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.” (3)  The study authors also wrote that, “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (3)

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

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.

“HSV infections are often misdiagnosed as other genital conditions.” (1) In other words, even doctors sometimes have a problem identifying whether an individual has a herpes infection or not. Dr. Zane A. Brown, M.D. wrote that “If they have genital itching or ‘irritation,’ they may self-treat with over-the-counter antifungal medicines and observe improvement in symptoms because the herpes outbreak has run its course.” (1) Put simply, a woman may have herpes, but she thinks she has a yeast infection. She then treats herself with an anti-fungal drug, and the symptoms go away. However, the symptoms have gone away because her herpes outbreak has resolved, and not because the anti-fungal drug killed a yeast infection.

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.” (3) 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.

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


(1)      Brown, Z. Management of Genital Herpes: Key Diagnostic and Treatment Principles. July 11, 2006


(3)      Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8

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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