The Shingles Vaccine is Only Partially Effective

The ability of the elderly to establish an effective immune response to Herpes Zoster vaccination is low. – ADAPA (1) A Herpes Zoster (HZV) infection is more dangerous to the elderly. Older people have a less efficient immune system and thus Read More …

Epstein Barr Virus Totally Kicks Acyclovir’s A** …

Drugs against EBV are mostly ineffective in humans. – Pharmacology & Pharmacy (1) There are no FDA approved antiviral drugs that target the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Nevertheless, some drugs have shown promising activity in the lab according to a study published Read More …

Plantar Warts Suck…and Most Treatments Don’t Work

Current treatments for plantar warts, which are caused by HPV, are mostly ineffective. – Journal of Clinical Virology (1) A new study says that most treatments don’t work for plantar warts (1). The most common treatments for plantar warts are liquid-nitrogen Read More …

Acyclovir is Losing Effectiveness

Natural products have the potential to result in a comprehensive, anti-herpes therapy. – RSC Advances (1) Drugs like acyclovir (ACV) are the standard treatment against the herpes virus (HSV) (1). However, more and more strains of the herpes virus have Read More …

Women Vaccinated with Gardasil Still Get Cancer

Major studies have shown that women who were vaccinated nevertheless developed cervical cancer. –The Jerusalem Post (1) An article in the Jerusalem Post reported on a recent meeting “in Tel Aviv 10 days ago of 40 leading experts on gynecology, oncology, Read More …

Shingles Vaccine Only Partially Effective (Does Efficacy Decline with Age?)

A concern is that the herpes zoster vaccine’s efficacy … declines with increasing age. – Advances in Pharmacology The herpes zoster virus establishes a lifelong, latent infection. Reactivation of the virus causes a very painful “shingles” outbreak. Studies showed that the Read More …

More HPV Education Needed (Latinas Just Don’t Know!)

Latina women are “less likely to be aware of HPV and the HPV vaccine than non-Latina women, and fewer Latinas were vaccinated than non-Latina women. – Journal of Cancer Education (1) Latina women have many misconceptions about the Human Papillomavirus Read More …

Even More Herpes Strains are Becoming Resistant to Acyclovir

Viral resistance toward Acyclovir, which has been used for more than 20 years, is on the rise. – Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) (1) Not long ago, we talked about how some members of the herpes virus family, Read More …

Study Casts Doubt that Gardasil Prevents Cancer

The number of HPV caused cancers is increasing. – Journal of the National Cancer Institute (1) If Gardasil prevents HPV cancer, why are these numbers increasing? Gardasil prevents cancer. Or does it? The media continues to publish articles saying that Read More …

VZV Resistance to Acyclovir Rising According to Study

Alternative drugs, with better safety, are much needed since resistance of the herpes virus to Acyclovir is on the rise. – The British Medical Bulletin (1) The Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV), which causes herpes zoster (also known as Shingles), is becoming Read More …