Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD)

Herpes Virus Can Spread Between Body Parts; the CBCD Reviews the Evidence

“Herpes can be spread from one area to another on the same person, which is called “autoinoculation.” (1) The CBCD recommends two natural HSV remedies.


Rochester, NY -- (ReleaseWire) -- 10/30/2014 --“Infected with the herpes virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2)? The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) recommends taking Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

According to, the herpes virus can spread from one area of the body to another. “For example, touching a cold sore on the lip can cause herpes of the finger (herpetic whitlow) … a more serious complication is ocular herpes (involvement of the eye), which is characterized by lesions and severe pain around the eye. Ocular herpes is also caused by autoinoculation. If not treated, ocular herpes can lead to serious damage or even blindness. Rarely, herpes simplex may infect the brain, causing encephalitis. This infection requires hospitalization and intravenous antiviral medications.” (1) The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) reminds the public that the herpes virus (HSV-1 or HSV-2) can spread more easily, and severe herpes outbreaks can occur in those with a weakened immune system. “Antiviral therapy is used to prevent or lessen such attacks.” (1) The CBCD recommends that individuals infected with the herpes virus take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR, which have a natural antiviral formula that was designed to help the immune system target the latent HSV.

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The formula 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 Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR formula is effective against the HSV, 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 CBCD, 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.

Dr. Ribes wrote in a study that “the spread of genital HSV onto the patient's fingers or eyes or onto mucocutaneous sites adjacent to primary genital regions late in the disease course suggests that autoinoculation is a common occurrence.” (3) Dr. Ribes and colleagues are from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. In other words, it is very easy to spread the herpes virus from one body part to another.

The CBCD reminds the public that autoinoculation with the herpes virus usually happens during the primary stage of infection, before the virus enters a latent phase. It can, however, occur after a herpes virus reactivation, although this is not as common.

What treatments are available against the herpes virus?

“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, which were designed to target the latent herpes virus.

Click to learn more about Novirin and HSV and Gene-Eden-VIR and HSV.


(1) - What are the possible complications of oral herpes (cold sores)? Published March 24, 2011

(2) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz E. Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease. CBCD Publishing, 2003.

(3) Julie A. Ribes,1,2,* Anchalee D. Steele,2,† John Pat Seabolt,3 and Doris J. Baker2 Six-Year Study of the Incidence of Herpes in Genital and Nongenital Cultures in a Central Kentucky Medical Center Patient Population. J Clin Microbiol. Sep 2001; 39(9): 3321–3325.