CBCD reports HPV not a disease, but rather an infection

Fox News today is claiming the human papillomavirus is not a sexually transmitted disease, but instead, a sexually transmitted infection.

“An infection occurs when a virus is present in your body, but it doesn’t become a disease until symptoms or abnormalities occur,” Fox News said in a recent report.

HPV can infect an individual, but not cause disease sometimes until years after the onset of an infection because HPV can hide from the immune system in a state called “latency.” The HPV reproduces and creates proteins on a reduced level and even when latent, still may cause problems.

Dr. Richard A. Watson wrote in a recent published report that “it is estimated that HPV may be harbored in a latent (unexpressed) state for 20 years or longer, before manifesting as a precancerous lesion of the cervix.”

The formula of Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease in two recent clinical studies and the results, published in Pharmacology & Pharmacy, showed the formula can be effective against the HPV and other viruses.

Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are natural antiviral dietary supplements, which contain five natural ingredients — selenium, camellia sinesis extract, quercetin, cinnamomum extract and licorice extract.

Fox News also stated that “there is no treatment for HPV, but … the STDs caused by HPV, on the other hand, can be treated.” This statement goes along with the research conducted by the CBCD scientists and researchers who wrote that “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.”

Another report in WebMD added more information about treating HPV.

“The HPV vaccine is most effective before a person is infected with an HPV … the vaccine cannot protect against established infection, nor does it protect against all types of HPV.”