At Last: Scientific Community Can Now Review New Gardasil Study and Advise Parents; CBCD Reviews the Study

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Gardasil 9 was approved by the FDA in December 2014, but the study, which backed the approval, was only published in the New England Journal of Medicine on February 19, 2015. (1) The CBCD still recommends effective, natural HPV remedies.

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We are glad that parents, who are concerned about the Gardasil vaccine, will soon have the opportunity to read about the scientific community’s reaction to the results of the new Gardasil study. - Greg Bennett, CBCD

“Infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV)? The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD), which tested the formula of Novirin in two post-marketing clinical studies, recommends taking this natural antiviral supplement.” - Greg Bennett, CBCD

The FDA approved a new version of Gardasil in December 2014. 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. However, the study that led to the vaccine’s approval was only published 3 months after the approval. As a result, this delay prevented the scientific community from responding to the study prior to approval.

The study 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. (1) 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.” (1) The new formulation was developed by Merck Pharmaceuticals (MRK). Merck Pharmaceuticals also funded the study.

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) is encouraged that Gardasil 9 is effective against 5 more strains of the HPV virus. However, clearly, neither the original Gardasil, nor the new Gardasil 9, can protect against all HPV types. Moreover, the public should be aware that to date, there are no vaccines that prevent disease in those who are already infected. Neither vaccine treats cervical cancer or genital warts. 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.” (See (2)

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The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD) therefore recommends that men and women infected with HPV take Novirin. The formula of this natural antiviral product 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 formula is effective against the HPV and other viruses. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy. The first study was published 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 (the formula of Novirin).” (3) The study authors also wrote that “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (3)

Novirin can be ordered online on the Novirin website here:

Novirin is a natural antiviral dietary supplement. Its 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 were 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 is the only natural antiviral product on the market with published clinical studies that support its claims.

The new HPV vaccine is approved for both males, ages 9 through 15 years and females 9 through 26 years. (See the FDA, from December 10, 2014) (4) “Gardasil 9 is administered as three separate shots, with the initial dose followed by additional shots given two and six months later. For all of the indications for use approved by the FDA, Gardasil 9’s full potential for benefit is obtained by those who are vaccinated prior to becoming infected with the HPV strains covered by the vaccine.” (4)

“The FDA’s statement basically means that if someone is already infected with one of the HPV strains the vaccine will not protect them against cancer or genital warts.” - Greg Bennett, CBCD

The National Cancer Institute notes that “HPVs, also called human papillomaviruses, are a group of more than 150 related viruses … (and) … more than 40 of these viruses can be easily spread through direct skin-to-skin contact during vaginal, anal, and oral sex.” (See the National Cancer Institute, last reviewed in 2012) (5)

How is HPV transmitted?

“Some types of HPV infection can develop without sexual relations, but often HPV is passed from one person to another during intimate contact including open mouth kissing, skin-to-skin contact, oral contact with genitalia, and vaginal and/or anal sex.” (See, from August 7, 2014) (6)

“There are 109 known different types of human papillomaviruses (HPV). They cause warts and other lesions and two in particular, HPV 16 and HPV 18, cause cancers of the cervix, anus and penis, as well as the mouth and throat. Types 6 and 11 can cause lesions and genital warts.” (See NBC News, from May 20, 2014) (7)

What other treatments are available against the HPV?

“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.” (3)

In contrast, Novirin was designed to target the latent HPV.

Individuals interested in viewing published studies on the formula of Novirin can go here:


“We are glad that parents, who are concerned about the Gardasil vaccine, will soon have the opportunity to read about the scientific community’s reaction to the results of the new Gardasil study. The CBCD suggests that these parents search online for these comments, which are certain to appear in the near future.” – Greg Bennett, CBCD

Click to learn more about Novirin and HPV.


(1)    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.


(3)    Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR Is Antiviral: Results of a Post Marketing Clinical Study. Published in September 2013.

(4) - "FDA approves Gardasil 9 for prevention of certain cancers caused by five additional types of HPV." Published December 10, 2014.

(5)    National Cancer Institute - HPV and Cancer.

(6) - Risky Business: Adolescent Sexual Behavior and HPV. Published August 7, 2014.

(7)    Fox, M. HPV Found in Two-Thirds of Americans, Survey Finds. Published on May 20, 2014.

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