World Immunization Week is April 24-30, and University of Utah Health Care is urging HPV vaccination. (1)
Almost 80 million Americans carry the HPV virus, which causes cervical, penile, anal, and some forms of head/neck cancers. (1) Now the University of Utah Health Care is urging HPV vaccination during World Immunization Week, which occurs April 24-30. Nathan Bexfield, M.D. said that the HPV vaccine is “a wonderful vaccine that not enough people are taking advantage of. It’s one of the newer vaccines that we have out there so people are a little more skeptical about it, but it’s a very safe, very effective vaccination that should be given to both girls and boys to prevent disease. If people just look at it like that, it makes perfect sense that you would protect your child from a preventable disease that could end up hurting them in the future.” (1) Dr. Bexfield is a pediatrician at the University of Utah Health Care South Jordan Health Center.
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) points out that Dr. Bexfield is speaking about the approval of the new version of Gardasil on December 2014 by the FDA. According to the makers of the vaccine, Gardasil 9 is effective against 9 strains of HPV. This is compared to the original Gardasil, which only covered 4 strains of the virus. The study that led to the vaccine’s approval included 14,215 women. The researchers reported that Gardasil 9 prevented cervical, vulvar and vaginal disease associated with HPV-31, 33, 45, 52 and 58 as well as the HPV types covered by the older version, 6, 11, 16 and 18. (2) Importantly, Dr. Elmar A. Joura and colleagues wrote that Gardasil 9 “did not prevent infection and disease related to HPV types beyond the nine types covered by the vaccine.” (2) The new formulation was developed by Merck Pharmaceuticals (MRK). Merck Pharmaceuticals also funded the study.
“We at the Center agree that the fact that Gardasil 9 is effective against 5 more strains of the HPV virus is a step forward against HPV infection. However, clearly, neither the original Gardasil, nor the new Gardasil 9, can protect against all HPV types. Moreover, the American public should be aware that to date, there are no vaccines that prevent disease in those who are already infected.” - Greg Bennett, CBCD
Neither vaccine treats cervical cancer or genital warts. (3)
As the Gardasil website points out: “Gardasil may not fully protect everyone, nor will it protect against diseases caused by other HPV types or against diseases not caused by HPV. Gardasil does not prevent all types of cervical cancer, so future cervical cancer screenings will be important for your daughter. Gardasil does not treat cervical cancer or genital warts.” (3)
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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) therefore recommends that men and women infected with HPV take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin. 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 HPV 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 HPV…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)
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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, Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.
Note: Novirin has the same formula as Gene-Eden-VIR. However, it contains higher quality and more expensive ingredients.
It is important for the public to realize that “Contrary to popular belief, condoms provide very little protection against skin-to-skin contact transmissible diseases such as HPV.” (5)
Dr. Abraham’s also noted that “Most people who have genital HPV don’t know they have it because there are often no symptoms, and it goes away on its own without causing any serious health problems. It is estimated that more than 75 per cent of women and men will have this type of infection at one point of their lives.” (6) The virus usually affects young women and men who are in their late teens and early 20s.
What Treatments are Available for Genital Warts?
“There are no drugs approved against the HPV. Current treatments include procedures, such as cryotherapy, conization, and the Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP). These procedures use liquid nitrogen, a surgical knife (scalpel), a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, or electrical current to remove the abnormal growths caused by the HPV. These growths include cells that harbor the active virus. The procedures do not target cells with the latent virus. Since they do not remove the latent virus, these procedures only produce a temporary remission.” (4) In contrast, Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR were designed to target the latent HPV, and were shown to reduce HPV symptoms in two separate post-marketing clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines.
The CBCD therefore recommends that HPV infected individuals take Gene-Eden-VIR or Novirin.
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(1) Dicou, N. "79 Million Americans Carry the HPV Virus." Published April 27, 2015. Fox 13-Salt Lake City
(2) Elmar A. Joura, M.D., Anna R. Giuliano, Ph.D., Ole-Erik Iversen, M.D., Celine Bouchard, M.D., Constance Mao, M.D., Jesper Mehlsen, M.D., Edson D. Moreira, Jr., M.D., Yuen Ngan, M.D., Lone Kjeld Petersen, M.D., Eduardo Lazcano-Ponce, M.D., Punnee Pitisuttithum, M.D., Jaime Alberto Restrepo, M.D., Gavin Stuart, M.D., Linn Woelber, M.D., Yuh Cheng Yang, M.D., Jack Cuzick, Ph.D., Suzanne M. Garland, M.D., Warner Huh, M.D., Susanne K. Kjaer, M.D., Oliver M. Bautista, Ph.D., Ivan S.F. Chan, Ph.D., Joshua Chen, Ph.D., Richard Gesser, M.D., Erin Moeller, M.P.H., Michael Ritter, B.A., Scott Vuocolo, Ph.D., and Alain Luxembourg, M.D., Ph.D. for the Broad Spectrum HPV Vaccine Study - "A 9-Valent HPV Vaccine against Infection and Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Women." The New England Journal of Medicine. Published February 19, 2015. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1405044
(4) Polansky H, Itzkovitz E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Pharmacology & Pharmacy, 2013, 4, 1-8 http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/pp.2013.46A001
(5) Patient.co.uk – Human Papillomavirus and Genital Warts. July 19, 2012.
(6) Wilson, N. HPV Fears. march 28, 2011