Shingles Vaccine Should Not Be Used When Someone is on Viral Suppression Medication
The vaccine against the herpes zoster virus should not be used in conjunction with acyclovir (or Zovirax).
The CBCD is in agreement with this assessment. This is because valacyclovir (Valtrex) and its two close relatives, famciclovir (Famvir) and Acyclovir (Zovirax) help control recurring outbreaks of genital herpes, a different virus from the chickenpox virus of shingles. However, these same drugs can also suppress or kill the chickenpox virus.
Since they have that effect, they could kill the virus in the shingles vaccine and make it useless in its protection against a shingles outbreak.
Thus, those who wish to prevent a shingles outbreak should not use acyclovir, famciclovir, or acyclovir if they have had the Zostavax vaccine against the herpes zoster virus.
Dr. Donohue noted however, that if you stop using acyclovir for about a week, it may be safe to get the Zostavax vaccine. You should discuss this with your doctor.
What is herpes zoster or “shingles”?
The herpes zoster virus can cause an extremely uncomfortable rash of blisters that typically shows up as a “band” along one side of the body’s torso.
The virus normally attacks older people and those who have lowered immune systems.
Are there any remedies against herpes zoster? Yes there are. As noted above, there is at least one vaccine developed to help prevent herpes zoster attacks. That vaccine is called Zostavax.
Herpes Zoster (also known as “Shingles”
The CBCD believes one of the best means of helping to prevent a herpes zoster attack is by preserving a strong immune system.
“The key to your health is to reduce the level of the latent viruses in your body to harmless levels.” – Dr. Hanan Polansky
That is what another, more natural shingles remedy known as Gene-Eden-VIR has scientifically been designed to do. This all natural, antiviral remedy helps your own body maintain low concentrations of the latent (sleeping) herpes zoster virus.
Gene-Eden-VIR is highly effective against the virus that causes shingles; each ingredient was selected through a scientific approach. Its developers scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals around the world in order to identify the safest, most effective natural ingredients that target the latent (chronic) herpes Zoster virus.
These scientific papers on the ingredients of Gene-Eden-VIR can be easily accessed on pubmed.gov.
Each Gene-Eden-VIR capsule contains a patented formula of five all natural ingredients including selenium, camellia sinesis extract, quercetin, cinnamomum extract, and licorice extract. In addition, each bottle is GMP Certified.
To learn more about Gene-Eden-VIR, the only product on the market today that helps the body maintain low concentrations of the latent Herpes Zoster virus (VZV) and that is scientifically backed by published material, visit http://www.gene-
Gene-Eden-VIR was developed without the use of animal test subjects.
The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease is a research center recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization. The mission of the CBCD is to advance the research on the biology of chronic diseases, and to accelerate the discovery of treatments for these diseases.
The CBCD published the “Purple” book entitled “Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease” written by Dr. Hanan Polansky. The book presents Dr. Polansky’s highly acclaimed scientific theory on the relationship between the DNA of latent (chronic) viruses and the onset of chronic diseases.
The CBCD encourages biologists, virologists and scientists everywhere to download Dr. Polansky’s book and read it. http://www.cbcd.net/
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