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The CBCD congratulates the Australian biotech company, Starpharma (SPHRY) on the development and launch of its new virus killing condom against HPV, HSV, and HIV as reported on nydailynews.com on July 24, 2014. (1)
Rochester, NY (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) congratulates Starpharma, an Australian biomedical company, on the development of a condom coated with a special gel that has been able to deactivate as much as 99.9 percent of viruses in laboratory testing. (1) The antiviral gel is called VivaGel and is designed to deactivate or destroy HIV, the herpes virus and the human papillomavirus (HPV), and will be marketed in Australia under the brand name LifeStyles Dual Protect. (1) So far, the condoms are only approved by the Australian health authorities. The CBCD looks forward to seeing a reduction in HPV, HSV, and HIV diagnoses in the Australian public, and to the introduction of these condoms to the American market. However, the CBCD reminds the public that approval of these condoms for American markets by the FDA may take time. Until then, the CBCD recommends two natural, safe and effective, HSV-2 remedies that are backed by clinical studies.
Click to learn more about genital herpes symptoms.
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends that people infected with the genital herpes virus (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 Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR 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.
Even though the new condoms from Starpharma are coated with an antiviral gel, the CBCD reminds the public that genital herpes can be transmitted even when using condoms. As the CDC notes on its website, while condom use can reduce the risk of herpes transmission, outbreaks can occur in areas that are not covered by a condom. (See the CDC, last updated February 13, 2013) (3)
What current treatments are available for herpes infections?
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 antiviral products that studies show to be safe and effective in reducing herpes symptoms. Two of these products are Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR.
There are currently no FDA approved antiviral coated condoms against the genital herpes virus. Research shows that most drugs against HSV-2 only reduce outbreaks by one day. Thus, we recommend that infected individuals take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR, which are designed to help the immune system target the latent HSV-2. - Greg Bennett, CBCD
Interested individuals can view the two published studies on the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR formula here: http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36101#.U-x7BeOSz90 and http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=44234.
(1) NYDailynews.com - Condoms armored with virus-killing lubricant will soon be available. Published July 24, 2014.
(2) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013. http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=36101#.U-x7BeOSz90
(3) CDC.com - Genital Herpes - CDC Fact Sheet. Last updated on February 13, 2013.
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