What do Genital Herpes (HSV-2) Sores Look Like? The CBCD Reviews the Medical Literature

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Herpes lesions progress through four characteristic stages that can be used to identify them. (1) The CBCD explains the stages of healing in HSV infection.

New York (PRUnderground) September 3rd, 2014

“Infected with the genital herpes virus (HSV-2)? The CBCD recommends taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Many people want to know what genital herpes sores look like, and how those sores heal. Almost every infected individual will experience “pre-symptoms” called a prodrome, a few days before an outbreak. “Herpes prodrome is characterized by an itching, tingling, burning or painful feeling in the area where the lesions subsequently appear. In some cases, the area can be distinguished by mild swelling or redness.” (1) The prodrome is then followed by the appearance of painful bumps and blisters. “Herpes skin lesions usually begin as painful small red bumps or tiny, fluid-filled blisters on a red base. According to the American Social Health Association, they are frequently mistaken for pimples, ingrown hairs, jock itch, insect bites or yeast infections, which explains why as many as 90 percent of people with herpes are unaware that they are infected.” (1) These people need a safe and effective remedy. The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) therefore recommends that people with an HSV-2 infection take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.

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The formula of Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR 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)

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.

After painful bumps and blisters appear, the journal American Family Physician says that herpes sores begin to crust over after a few days. “Crusts, as the name implies, are crusty, yellowish, granular scabs. They are more commonly seen on skin lesions, such as the border of the lip and groin. Lesions on the mucous membranes do not crust effectively, resulting in ulcers-shallow, pink, well-demarcated ‘craters’; where the surface layer of tissue is clearly absent. Crusts and ulcers are often itchy and painful. Viruses may be shed in high concentrations at this time.” (1)

Finally, healing starts as the body builds new tissue. “As with other kinds of skin problems, healing occurs from the outside to the inside, with measurable decreases in diameter and depth. In a primary outbreak, the process may take as long as six weeks. In recurrent outbreaks, lesions usually resolve within a week.” (1)

Are there treatments available that target the herpes virus and help speed healing?

“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-2) take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.

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


(1)   Gloria, H. What Does Herpes Look Like in Stages? Published on March 11, 2014 – Livestrong.com

(2)   Polansky, H. Itzkovits, E. “Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study.” Published in September 2013.


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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (http://www.cbcd.net) 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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