February 25th, 2010
02:33 PM ET

When will we see a herpes cure?

As a feature of CNNhealth.com, our team of expert doctors will answer readers' questions. Here's a question for Dr. Gupta.

From Lloyd Bartley, Bowling Green, Kentucky

“How close are scientists to developing a cure for herpes, figuratively speaking will we be seeing a break through in 10, 20, or even 30 years?”


Well, Lloyd, there is good news and bad news on the herpes front. The good news: Researchers have made serious strides and now better understand the mechanism behind herpes outbreaks. The bad news: There is very little funding for that research.

After receiving your question we reached out to a leading herpes expert, Bryan Cullen, the director at the Center for Virology at Duke University. Cullen is hopeful that a cure for herpes could come within 10 years, once funding hurdles are crossed.

Nearly one in five people over age 12 in the U.S. is affected by herpes. It is caused by a virus - either the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) or the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). Both strains can cause genital herpes, but HSV-1 usually infects the mouth and produces cold sores.

Despite funding challenges, Cullen and his team are inching closer to a cure. They conducted a study recently that identified the pathway herpes takes as it infects. They now know how herpes embeds itself into the cells and how it eludes treatment. Now that they have honed in on the physiology of the disease - and its triggers - researchers believe they are steps closer to creating drugs that could cure herpes.

While we wait for a cure, there are drugs out there that can at least suppress herpes. Three antiviral drugs: acyclovir, valacyclovir, and famciclovir are commonly recommended to quell outbreaks. A physician might recommend taking these drugs when an outbreak occurs to quiet symptoms; or taking them continuously to reduce the likelihood of an outbreak.

And of course the best way to avoid spreading herpes is to abstain from sex, but if you are sexually active, engage in safe-sex practices such as using condoms.

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  1. John

    Dr. Gupta,

    First I'd like to thank you for being a part of an acredited Q&A blog and thanks to CNN for setting it up. I guess my question, like most others, stems from the frustration and anxiety I have with not understanding the delema due to funding. Since being affected by the virus in late January I have vigorously researched all I can within my means and everything turns up the same which is "steps away from a cure but not enough funding". Is this due, in large, to the fact that no one wants to fund a cure since so much more money can be made by keeping the virus in play, forcing us to buy suppressive drug theropy? I hope this question can be genuinly answered.


    July 21, 2010 at 12:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Ray

    I contracted genital herpes when I was 18 years old from a young lady similiar in age. She failed to advise me of her misfortune, and due to us having unprotected sex I fell victim to this most horrid disease.

    Soon after I was diagnosed, I suggested (demanded) she go and get tested, in which she did. Yet only to come back with 3/5 doctor results pages for ALL tested STD's. I asked and asked to please see the other 2 pages, but the young lady acted as if she had no clue of what I was requesting.

    For the first 3-7 years or so I had tried Acyclovir for surpression, in which was covered by my father's medical coverage up until the age of 25. I am now 28, and with having to pay for my own medicine, I've since found alternative routes of treatment such as Tagamet 200mg 4 times a day (purchased OTC at any chain pharmacy for $10) once I start to feel irritation and I continue this method of treatment throughout the irritation (OB) stage.

    After reading thru the previous posts, I also have found Lysine, something that I have heard from another alternative medicine source, will definately give this a shot as well.

    I'm glad I have stumbled upon this site, giving myself hope and additional strength and piece of mind that a cure is still underway.

    God Bless (not to offend those who do not believe or lost faith),

    July 22, 2010 at 16:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. hcr9

    Dear People

    Please donate to research,

    Thank you,

    herpescureresearch.org staff

    August 4, 2010 at 20:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Melinda

    I've had herpes for about 7 years. i self diagnosed and when I went into the doctor's office he visually confirmed. The Meds he gave me worked but I really don't believe in medicating just to cure symptoms. We should all be taking the cure!

    I am constantly getting muscle pain and skin sensitivity in my hips and legs. I've noticed a big spot right on my tailbone that I now suspect is an outbreak though I thought at first it was a spider bite. I go through phases with just the skin sensitivity w/o sores and phases with just itching and no visable sores. I've discovered that excersizing regularly but not overzealously can help reduce stress which in itself helps to reduce outbreaks. I'm now going to try the Lysine that many of you recommended and I hope it works.

    I have had sex and relationships after my discovery. Inform you're partners ALWAYS. trust me there are people out there who understand that this is a disease and transmission can be avoided. None of my partners has contracted the virus and while yes there have been people who've rejected me because of it You need to remember that this does NOT make you less of a person.

    I take relationships slower now and am more interested in learning who a person is in addition to what lust I feel when I look at them 🙂 I have every intention of having children. It will take a little more care and planning than those without the virus but there is absolutely no reason I cannot live a full and happy life.

    August 6, 2010 at 17:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  5. j man

    i jus found out i have gh and i dont know how to deal with this i dont know what to do about treating this outbreak that is beginning. please someone respond to my post please what can i get over the counter that has the best results

    August 13, 2010 at 22:18 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Nicole

      Get some H-Balm. you can get it at any pharmacy over the counter. There are oils and tablets that are all natural and they help prevent outbreaks and clear up outbreaks.

      September 29, 2010 at 18:37 | Report abuse |
  6. Art S

    Why don't everybody get together and donate to a bank to help these research teams find a cure? I sure this can be set-up and done.

    August 22, 2010 at 09:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Ann

    I understand that genital herpes is not fatal and some say other diseases deserve priority, but the psychological effects are dehabilitating. I was 17 and the man who gave it to me did it on purpose. He was an older guy who used it to trap me in a relationship, and did the same to three other 16 to 17 year-old girls after me. For 12 years now I've been depressed, drunk, fearful, and almost entirely without sex. I'm a smart, pretty girl, but I couldn't take the risk of rejection and the looks of disgust on a man's face. I've felt like a sexual leper, and to make it worse I must keep it a secret. I can't even tell anyone why they can't get close to me.

    I think a direct contributor to this disease is the very stigma attached to it. One is afraid to say something so he/she doesn't. Once again the disease is spread. An effective treatment of this disease is to talk about it freely and maturely, without shame by the one affected and without mocking from the one being told. Some people have big, gross infected toenails, some don't- toenail people still get laid!

    What if there were some kind of ettiquette or protocol? On the third date, after dinner but before dessert? Some kind of secret handshake?

    Also, I'd like to comment on how many times it's been written "and I wasn't even promiscuous" – as if people who have multiple partners somehow deserve it. That's some outdated thinking A.: that it is immoral for willing adults to participate in sexual activity of their choosing, and B.: that getting GH is a punishment for immoral behavior. Even folks affected by this disease are contributing to its stigma by passing judgement on sexual behavior and implying that certain folks have it coming to them.

    I'm getting a little older. More people in my age group have it. More people in my age group are able to talk about it maturely. I've been rejected. Everybody gets rejected, I just didn't go through it as a teenager when I was supposed to because I was devastated by this huge, secret black cloud over my relationships with the opposite sex.
    And yes- DONATE! We'll either get a cure for ourselves or a vaccine for our girlfriends and boyfriends.
    These two things will change the course of what happens to us and future bearers of this condition.

    August 28, 2010 at 04:29 | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Ed

    Herpes 2 has a bad name. I don't know if it does or does not deserve the name it gets. I agree with Ann in that it is such a psychological depressant and prevents tons of relationships. Tons. Also, yes, please DONATE. I have read a lot on it. The institutions that appear to be the closest to a cure are Duke University (Google Herpes + Cullen) and the University of Florida (Bloom + Herpes). $10 per person would go a LONG way in making this happen. Professor Cullen indicates that a cure is likely within 10 years once funding hurdles are crossed.

    Please donate!!!!

    August 29, 2010 at 15:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Susan

    I was diagnosed with GH last year. Since then I haven't dated anyone and have felt my world has been falling apart. I really hope that there is a cure soon so millions of us can stop this physical and psychological torture.


    August 29, 2010 at 20:51 | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Peter

    My wife used to get cold sores on her mouth.This was at the beginning of our relationship. I never thought anything of it. We were never intimate during those O/B'. Well fast forward 4 years and our sexual relationship was slowing right down she was not interested in sex at all.. Intimacy was infrequent. I grew tired of no intimacy and eventually broke up. Many months later I had a short term relationship which lasted several months. I broke off that relationship and tried to patch up my wife and I' differences. I was celibate for 6months during this time, my stress levels were thru the roof, it was during this time I felt pain in the groin area which later was diagnosed as GH. I have no idea how I contracted this disease. Had it lay dormant after contracting it from my wife who suffered from hsv 1 or from the relationship after the break up of my marriage. Would appreciate feedback

    September 1, 2010 at 07:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Malinda

    i found out about a year ago when i had a odd pain down there. i am a very clean person and i dont get around.. i have been with the same girl for 2.5 years and she is the one to have passed it on to me, i have been no where else.. i remember the day to the T, when i felt it strange. Went to the doctor and i recieved the news after, the breakout was only one and gone before the doctor could see it. So blood test was my way of finding out.. i must tell you the heart break, i felt terrible when she told me the news.. My heart aches all i can do is cry everytime i think about it, every time i get one which isnt often. I am an emotional wreck becasue of it and i blame myself for trusting. I know not to stress because reading all of this stuff i know its not a good thing..
    I have lost alot of love for her. I am so bitter towards her for doing this to me. How can i move on move forward? i wouldnt want to risk passing it. Who would want to be with me? I feel like i am stuck in this relationship and i am so angry at her. I didnt derserve it, i dont want to live with it.. I am embarressed about it... All i can do is scream when it comes.i say it because i only see one.. i have told no one about this. i feel like a caged human.
    i hope they find a cure, i will never make this same mistake again. I will stay alone.

    September 2, 2010 at 15:07 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Matt


      You are not alone! 1 in 4 americans has genital herpes, so you definately are not the only one. A cure is on the horizon, however, this research is drastically underfunded. It is important that we get people to fund this research as the group who discovered the RNA particles that can take the drug out of latency stage are beginning clinical trials with animals.

      September 3, 2010 at 22:51 | Report abuse |
  12. Oxnard native

    I got herpes from a prostitute in las vegas. Trust me what happens in vegas doesn't stay in vegas. After 3 weeks I got my outbreak and was diagnosed. Can not describe the pressure and stress my body and brain went thru. Especially being a married man, having to go home and tell my wife why I was flipping out so much. I had slept around with so many women previously and still did while I was married. That guilty and ashamed feeling words can't explain. My wife stayed with me and told me she loved me no matter what. That made me appreciate life and her much more. I feel as it was a wake up call from God. I am much more grateful for life and my family. I sometimes think what if it would have been something else like a fatal disease? Now I don't sleep around with woman other than my wife. I was a jerk all this time not realizing what I have in life. People do not feel sad, I turned this very negative experience into a positive and have dramitically changed my life around. No longer hanging with "my homies" smoking weed, partying, getting BJs from random chicks, now I stay and have fun with my family like a real man should. Seek Jesus Christ and I guarentee you he will cure you in his own way.

    September 2, 2010 at 23:46 | Report abuse | Reply
  13. David Flowers

    It depends on where you are looking for cures. The last time I was heavy into explaining existing cures for herpes the University of Florida had just cleared 4.7 million dollars and they were looking for more. 4.7 million didn't buy a cure and why would it when herpes has generated more than 4.7 billion in donations in the last three years?

    I have been helping people cure herpes without charge for the past three years and it has really upset a lot of people. I have consequently been banned from every medical forum on the subject of herpes or any other disease easily cured.

    That is your answer. There will never be a medical cure for herpes no matter how much people donate. Matter of fact the more you donate the less likely there will be a cure.

    If you want the rest of the story on herpes Google True Cures. The people attacking True Cures are the very same people making their living off of selling drugs or alternative products. True Cures is responsible for over 500 herpes diagnosed clients and the only attacks come from forum owners who have lost members and revenue such as the CureZone.

    If you would prefer I explain herpes and the cure for herpes here I would be happy to oblige. I must tread lightly because sharing information on cures can easily be censored in the name of spam. Even though True Cures sells no products or has any fees or charges attached to it, the act of promoting cures instead of medicine is often considered spam when the source isn't coming from "mainstream" science or medicine.

    I'm sorry so many of you are suffering. You would already be cured if it wasn't for constant censorship of the truth.

    I wish you all a speedy cure.

    September 7, 2010 at 15:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  14. cassandra

    Hey i'm 18 years old and i was diagnosed with herpes a week before my birthday, i was 17 when my doctor told me. I couldn't believe it. i didn't want to believe it. i'm not a very sexual active person.but this guy that lives in my neighborhood that i had a crush on forever came over one night and i didn't think anything was going to happen and i'm a very paranoid person. i've only had sex with 2 guys and used condoms both times until this guy came over. we had sex and in my head i was said to myself "i shouldn't be doing this or i shoudl say do you have a condom" but for some reason i didn't speak up. i trusted this boy and we had some history back in the day, and never thought twice about getting an STD. i thought it was a UTI when i went to the doctor.. then i started getting bumps and from than on i got tested and my test for herpes came back positive. this had to be the hardest thing that i have ever had to deal with in my life.. and telling my parents especilly my mom was the hardest thing i've ever had to do. i knew she was ashamed of me and it killed me to tell her. she was so pissed off and was speechless.. i cried for hours , than she finally huged me and said i'm here for you no matter what. but there are times when i tink back and wish i could take it all back and undo my mistake. just one stupid mistake messed up my whole life. none of my friends know because i know for a fact they probably would look at me differently and treat me differently. i'm never going to have that fairytale love, because who is going to be in a relationship with a girl who has herpes? i now feel like i can never have a marriage or children, and thats all iwanted in my life was to have a family and now because of one stupid guy it's all over. i'm going into depression and i honestly don't see a point in living. there is no purpose in my life when i can't make someone happy. i can't be dishonest to people either, especially if i were in a relationship. now i can never have that teenage love again. i feel alone and disgusting. im so ashamed of myself. i'm an idiot i did it to myself, but i never once thought i would be a statistic and have herpes. i pray to god everyday that ther will be a cure so i can have a happy life and have a family some day... oh please i begg that one day there will be a cure.

    September 7, 2010 at 22:23 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mladyluck

      Cassandra, you are young, take a step back, if you can, and think calmly about your situation. Im older in my 40s and have had HSV1 for a long time. Outbreaks come and go, you take your valtrex and it goes away. I know the OB's are painful, but you will be OK. I know this is depressing and you feel ashamed but you made a mistake. Noone is perfect, forgive yourself. If you take Valtrex daily, you only have a 3% risk of giving it to your sexual partners. I agree that this issue is going to make a difference in your life, both sexually and relationship wise. If anything it will make you have to THINK before you act and be responsible for your actions on part of your own body and the body/health of those you choose to be intimate with. Dont give up on yourself, dont waste your time being negative, focus on ways to deal with this and accept it for what it is. Be thankful that its not life threatening or debilitating. You can still find love, be married, have kids, all that stuff. When you find someone you love, you will have to tell them, its the right thing to do, and if they love you, they will accept you, regardless.

      September 29, 2010 at 09:24 | Report abuse |
  15. David Flowers

    Do you know that people have had jock itch diagnosed as HSV? Honestly, if anyone as a chronic itching OB that does not go away in a few days or a week you need to see a doctor again or at least try using Jock itch over the counter treatments. If the fungicide makes the OB go away you know your rash was misdiagnose as HSV no you just need to explain the positive test and be on the look out for real HSV OBs.

    Help is on the way. I won't let you down.

    September 8, 2010 at 14:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. PrayingForACure

    I contracted GH in Nov 09' from a guy that I believe knew he had it, but failed to tell me he did. I was diagnosed in April of this year. My hubby and I were having problems and I stupidily stepped out of the relationship and had an affair. I had an OB about a week after my first sexual encounter with the man I cheated with so I know he gave it to me. I went months and months thinking the sores were something else until I started researching and realized it had to be herpes. Sure enough, it was. I was devestated. The guy that gave it to me turned the other way and pretty much told me that I already had it. I won't go into details but he pretty much threw me under the bus so to speak. I still see him just about every day because unfortunately we live in a small town. I just cannot believe that I got herpes. I kinda look at it as my payback for doing something I shouldn't of done, but he should of been honest with me. Anyways, my husband is so beyond supportive and loves me so much. He must because he forgave me and now we both suspect that he has herepes as well. He said he didn't care if he got it because we were going to be together anyways. I feel the same way. I exercise regularly and eat healthy. And for the most part, your first initial OB is really bad and I never experienced that. I think due to the fact that I exericse and eat right. I haven't started any vitamins but plan on doing so. I just hope there's a cure soon. I experience about 2 OBs a month, but i usually can tell when it's coming on and immediately start my Valtrex. I don't want to spend money on these medicines like Valtrex and further make the pharmaseutical companies more money, but I don't want to suffer either. If I were rich or won the lottery or something, I would soooooooo help with funding. I think there will be a cure within 20 years. If they'r are as close as they say they are, I think it will happen alot sooner. I think about it every day. I have my good days and my bad. But it's never out of my mind. The only time I don't think about the fact that I have herpes is when I'm asleep. I hate that I and so many others have to suffer with this annoying skin condition. I'm just one of the lucky ones that have a wonderful partner that loves me no matter what. I pray to God for a cure every day. Good luck to you all and remember to just stay strong and believe that some day our prayers will be answered.

    September 8, 2010 at 15:26 | Report abuse | Reply
  17. EJ

    Hi, I encourage people to not only think about today, but think about tomorrow. Do you want to see a cure? If you do, then you MUST fund research for a cure. This "skin disease" competes with AIDS, cancer, etc for funds. There are 4 brilliant teams working on cures:
    Bryan Cullen – Duke
    David Bloom – University of Florida
    Knipe – Harvard
    Halford – Southern Illinois University

    There is a population of over 50 million US citizens with herpes – hsv2. Triple that amount for hsv1. If each person would donate 10 dollars a year we could fund a CURE (not treatment) in a short period of time. You can donate anonymously and still get a tax deduction for your donation. If you are in the 30 percent tax bracket, Uncle Sam will give you 30 cents of every dollar you donate back. Hey, if you donate 10 dollars a year, you'll get 3 back and only cost you 7 dollars. If we all do this, we'll cure this in 5 years or less. Hey, we'll all be 5 years older 5 years from now either way. You want to be cured or still "treating" this 5 years from now?


    September 11, 2010 at 12:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. anna16

    Halford University?

    So where is their donation page?
    What is their strategy to remove this virus? and what is the update of their research?
    why not tell them to submit their research update and donation page link to herpescureresearch.org to be included?

    I like Duke University because their research is very transparent.
    And the the goal of their research is to completely remove the virus from a human body.

    September 11, 2010 at 23:43 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Martin

      Halford at Southern Illinois University.

      Please donate to Duke/Florida. Encourage others to do the same!

      September 17, 2010 at 21:59 | Report abuse |
  19. Constantia

    Has anyone tried drug called MedaVir?

    September 12, 2010 at 06:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Hoping for a cure

    I was diagnosed few months ago and haven't had Ob's thanks to Medavir but I always feel tingling. well that reminds me of the virus every time...and it hurts it sucks to have this disease I know they will find a cure but. I don't know if the big companies are gonna let them coz they make big money in treating herpes...I was shocked to see the price of achlorovir online....I am praying and praying to be free of this Nasty disease i know it will all be history...God help us all

    September 12, 2010 at 15:00 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Hoping for a cure

    constantia like i said I was diagnosed with the HSV2 in April 2010 had OB and I took achlorovir right after 3 weeks or so i had an other OB on my thigh I ordered Medavir well it was kinda late for my thigh the virus already went back to my nerves i guess then I had a serious OB in June I applied medavir it seems like it don't work bc its like an oil and u don't feel nothing but my sores were gone in 3 days and I haven't had an OB since then. Hope this helps

    September 12, 2010 at 15:07 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. Peace

    I've had several thoughts about the reality of having/being given GH, and have come down the to fact that it's noone's fault. While I'm still angry/hurt on most days, the fact of the matter is: Unfortunately sex has been tainted with the reality of [uncureable] STDs. I used to ask "God" why, but for two years I haven't gotten an answer, so I'm not sure if he's there or not what I thought he is/was....

    As humans, it is who we are/innate/natural to have/want/need/enjoy sex just other life essentials like food and sleep. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that STDs (especially the ones you can't can't cure) are like a cruel joke/fact of life/part of sex for many of us. I enjoy(ed) sex just as most people do. Some of us aren't promiscuous just like those who are. But unfortunately, people get STDs. And bottom line: it sucks.

    I still have my bad days and hate the person who gave it to me sometimes, but all in all, I've come to the realization that I am just one of the unlucky ones and there's nothing I can do about it [and I hate it].

    I hate that I/we no longer have the freedom to choose who we want to have sex with or love.

    If there is a cure, I hope the people who have it [and likely don't have an uncureable STD] have the compassion to "free" us from the bondage of a life with an uncureable STDs, period. In the meantime, I'm just gonna live (not just exist) the fullest life I can and try to find some peace. Things you can't control, you have to "try" not to worry about (I have trouble following my own advice though), but anyway....


    September 13, 2010 at 13:57 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Dr. Parmetera

    There will be no cure for this disease. While the industry is converging on a vaccine to prevent future persons from contracting it, the likelihood is that those who are infected now will go to their graves with herpes and periodic, uncomfortable and embarrassing outbreaks. Eventually, the treatments that help slow the rate of outbreaks will become less effective as the virus mutates to accommodate a particular treatment or regimen of treatments and, of course, with age comes a generally weakened immune system.
    In brief, while within ten years or so, a vaccine to prevent will be developed and introduced to the younger generation – those who have it now will be increasingly debilitated and, as an effective vaccine will be available, the funds for research of a cure or better treatments will diminish.

    September 15, 2010 at 13:23 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Herpster

      well i really hope that you get it so that you can experience what we are experiencing.
      maybe you can eat your own words when you are an infected one.

      October 5, 2010 at 01:36 | Report abuse |
    • Herpster

      copy and paste the petition link everywhere possible

      i have been banned off the http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/ site as they reckoned that i spammed the link there.

      If any of you are on there, paste the petition link in their main forums.

      October 6, 2010 at 22:06 | Report abuse |
  24. ResolveHerpes Worked for Me

    ResolveHerpes.com Has worked for many. It saved MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!
    The medical world will never have a cure fore this to Much$$$$$$ in it for them.

    September 15, 2010 at 16:15 | Report abuse | Reply
  25. Martin

    Quite a list of commentary on this blog. You can complain about it, cry about it and become depressed because anything that stays with you sucks!

    If you want it to go away, donate regularly to:

    Bloom – UF
    Cullen – duke
    Knipe – harvard

    September 15, 2010 at 20:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  26. Maya

    Dear Dr. P
    as much as i understand how this country runs, and how wonderfully rich the farmaceutical companies are, and continue to grow, isn't this part of the medical profession's DUTY to humankind? to alleviate suffering? to CURE diseases? IF US companies won't do it, because that's what suits them, then UK and India are certainly going to surpass them.

    And thanks for the wonderful inspirational words to all those who already HAVE the disease... How many do you suppose will commit suicide because they just can't take the suffering anymore? Hell one of my coworkers jumped off a building in january due to depression, and God only knows what else... If there are 50 million people affected now, and that's only HSV2, then 10 years from now you can expect those numbers to double!!

    ANd if it was YOU or your daughter/son affected by it, i'm sure you would have quite a different perspective on the subject, and at least push for more research. It's not impossible to cure it, it's just a matter of getting the right people , WHO STILL HAVE SOME CONSCIENCE LEFT AND CARE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. if you had to live with this disease you wouldn't be speaking with such cool detachment. At least try to show some compassion. IF everyone had your attitude, then this society would be falling apart..

    for everyone's sake, i hope you're wrong.

    September 15, 2010 at 21:05 | Report abuse | Reply
  27. Newly Diagnosed TODAY

    Today I have been diagnosed with HSV1 and 2 , I am Crushed. I went to the doctor because of what i thought was a UTI , I had blood work done for everything. My doctor called me and told me my PAS checking prostate problems was high normal is 4.... I had 12. He told me the UTI often is the cause for high # . I then was told the news regarding herpes. I always have had protected sex, unfortunately I have had unprotected oral sex performed on me. I have no OB but after reading all of these post I realized that before the Burning when I urined and the flow of the urine which was the reason for me to get checked, I have experienced Pain in my hip and a sensitivity on my skin in the buttock area. I have had tingling in that area for a while and the pain in my hips has always occured from time to time I just never payed it to much mind. I am glad I went and got a blood test because Now i am aware of my condition. I know i could have gotten it from the occasional oral sex , but now i dont know if I have had this for a while now. I am a single 43 year male, who one day hopes to settle down again, but Now I dont know if I will be accepted. I am wondering how accurate is the test done , if something else can cause a false reading, should I test again after the UTI is gone. I have made an appt with a urolgist for the High PAS, but Right now I am so confused and concerned I have a 13 year old son , How careful should I be around him, Sometimes he wants to eat off my plate, and is always so lovable around me giving me kisses on my cheek and huging me. Again I dont have any sores legions or anything, I am more concerned with him , and how my life changes, Can i ever kiss a woman again. Since condoms are not 100% effective how drastic will my sex life change, Do i want to tell every person I am intimate with that information, I know I will always use condoms but their is still a risk. or should I completley become a MONK. I am devastated. I am not one who believes in dowsing in so many antibiotics because of the damage done to ones body but I repeat I have no visible symptons and not sure when to start any kind of treatment, WOW I have a lot to think about now, I am not thinking suicide or any severe actions , I am a well balanced individual who may not know what many are going through right now , but I want to be positive and stress free, I know it doesnt help being so stressed and all. Please can anyone give me answers to any of the Questions I asked. I just told my Best Friend as a warning to change his behavior but I am truly thinkin celibacy at this point. WOW what an eye opener.

    September 15, 2010 at 21:08 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. s

    is it possible to find out you have herpes even if you havnt had an outbreak and if so how acurate would it be?

    September 17, 2010 at 06:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. ** Let's Put Together Some Funding **

    How much money does the research at duke need?

    September 17, 2010 at 10:51 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Martin

      How much does Duke need? Who knows? I don't want to sound like a smartass, but until a cure is found. Listen if 50 million people have it and each person would donate a buck a month to Duke and/or University of Florida, I would be that a cured would be found and out on the market in 5 years or less.

      I have researched, and read all kinds of commentary about herpes. People have to realize that treating it is relief but to get rid of it once and for all would be much better. Based on all I have read UF and Duke have the most comprehensive treatment research out there. They are now collaborating with each other.



      September 17, 2010 at 21:56 | Report abuse |
  30. David Flowers

    Here you have someone claiming to be a Doctor telling you there will never be a cure and then you have a dozen people holding their hands out for donations telling you that you are basically going to shrivel up and die if you do not donate right now in your emotional state.

    The good Doctor is right, medicine will never cure herpes, it is a cash cow or golden goose. It probably generates more money than any other disease when it come to money being donated freely. Cure herpes and that unbelievable amounts of money stops coming in. No there will never be a cure for herpes and there will never be a medication more effective than Valtrex or Acyclovi no matter how much you donate today or tomorrow. People who have suffered from herpes for most of their lives stopped taking their medication early and noticed no change meaning the meds often do not make difference at all. Like the doctor above said, the best they can hope for is that meds will keep it from spreading which will never ever be able to be proved but will make for a great big juicy carrot in front of your faces because they wish to prey on your guilt.

    I strongly suggest you all take a little time to at least consider the facts of my comments here and the facts from the doctors and the people holding their hands out for money. Medicine is not a science, it an opinion. Your diagnoses of herpes is not factual it is an opinion. It is a theory. The OBs may be real if you have OBs and if so they are easily cured through your immune system.

    When it comes to curing herpes you cannot buy or sell anything. You can only engage an immune response to cure herpes once and for all. You will find the most important herpes information of your life on the healingunderground.com and truecures.com. Cures for herpes are free, no charge. The are free to prove a point that herpes is curable and that medicine is milking the cash cow for all its worth. I will be in Texas, Portland, Vermont, Florida and other states and cities soon curing people of herpes free of charge so you can have your life back and tell others they can have their's back.

    Curing herpes is your responsibility not some magical pill or chemical.

    September 17, 2010 at 15:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  31. anna16

    @David Flowers

    If that's free then why not tell us here the details regarding your cure method.
    So all the people will be cured.

    September 17, 2010 at 21:23 | Report abuse | Reply
  32. David Flowers

    That is a very reasonable question Anna and I am sorry to answer your question with a question but I will and then elaborate some.

    How many millions and millions of donated science and medical research dollars have gone into investigating products that have on more than one occasion seemed to cure diseases only to have the product debunked as placebo? How much time has gone into double and triple blind studies that are so much a part of today's mainstream medical science?

    How many thousands of amazing unexplained cures, healings and improvements have these scientist witnessed without giving them a seconds thought or any consideration. How is it science and medicine can spend zillions and zillions of dollars on research and not one penny or one minute on researching the amazing cures generated by placebo products or sugar?

    We know there are cures, when will science consider cures as an option and investigate them?

    Anna, the True Cures are the same cures that science sees every time they do a double or triple blind study. I hope you can see how difficult that is to explain. I used many placebo products in my alternative medicine early days and as I started removing them but visualized using them I continued to get the results and I realized then that I was either telling my clients to cure themselves or getting my clients to tell themselves to cure themselves. You may think that seems crazy but you are telling yourself right now that it seems crazy and you might type something to that effect, if you knew how to tell your immune system to respond to what you believe to be herpes you would potentially engage an immune response effect.

    I don't want to talk over your head or anyone's head. I have spent 15 years trying to get science and medicine to investigate what happens when someone cures something through a placebo effect so I could explain to you how True Cures works but it isn't something science or medicine is interested in doing so I do what I can to explain but when I use True Cures it is almost 100% effective and I don't want to do it for free, I just don't have a choice. If I charge, it will sound like a scam and I don't want something so perfect to be tarnished by accusations of fraud or scam.

    Thank you for hearing me out. I hope this gives you something to ponder and I will be happy to answer any questions you have. Just know that herpes isn't a hopeless fight, anyone of you can whip it.

    September 17, 2010 at 22:23 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Martin

      David, what can we do to whip it? Let's hear it.

      September 18, 2010 at 12:29 | Report abuse |
    • tracy

      Mr. David I would really like to know if your efforts are true. Whats the process. How long does it take to fight off the virus? Has anyone reported being herpes free? How long will this process take.

      September 19, 2010 at 23:51 | Report abuse |
    • tracy

      Is this in a form of shot or pill? If so can I send you a payment after receiving it because I know it would be extremely hard to travel to you but I want to push this disease out of my life at whatever expense

      September 21, 2010 at 12:13 | Report abuse |
    • David Flowers

      Martin, Tracy and Interested my site is back up. Sorry for the inconvenience. I was in the mountains for some much needed me time.

      Interested, I don't have a choice, I can't charge as long as people are being duped by advertising and marketing scams. Because there are no products effective at boosting immunity or restoring immunity to cure herpes I am up against a monster of a scam. I actually do teach people free of charge as well and when they are confident in helping people cure diseases I expect them to charge big and when the world becomes more aware of human immunity through the human immune system I will charge. Until then I will accept donation up front or after a person is cured.

      Martin if Medicine hadn't taken over your health and healing and convinced society that it must eat a drug or some kind of "natural product/supplement" to achieve better health it would be easy to explain to you what to do to whip it. But as it is you are in a consumer mode thinking of what you have read about herpes. Ava's "advanced natural therapy (Biogetica)" may appear to offer some people relief for herpes but the "Biogetica" would never ever pass a double or triple blind study, never in a millions years. This means only one thing, Biogetica is pure placebo and has no healing properties whatsoever. If Biogetica or any thing claiming to help with herpes was more than placebo it would come with and unconditional money back guarantee.

      I told you that for a reason, True Cures is the (immune response) behind any placebo effect. True Cures is what provides Biogetica with its only chance of working. If an alternative doctor prescribes biogetica with the idea that it will heal their patient the doctor might if lucky send a "true cures" signal to the patient along with the product. This is why the triple blind study science uses to discredit a product as placebo is important, because a doctor or anyone for that matter can send a healing signaling command so in a triple blind study the doctor is taken out and a layperson just hands the product over. Science and medicine ignore the significance for why it is important to take the "practitioner" out of the testing process.

      NOW, if the doctor doesn't get lucky and send the healing signal to generate an immune response, there is still hope, the client can potentially generate the signal themselves. I'm sorry to say, alternative medicine has become virtually ineffective so I cannot recommend a good doctor capable of making a product work through placebo. Alternative medicine is so product driven today the industry has no more talent. Alternative doctors put all their faith in products and as such they no longer have the talent to relay the healing signal with the product.

      Because you can't learn the signals from reading data or seeing data it leaves only one option, you must receive the signal from someone with the proper knowledge or fall back to dumb luck. You need to meet with me or take your chances with someone new I have trained to learn the signal. As I said I work for free, I train people for free and I hope that one day people will know the truth so I can earn a living helping people cure diseases medicine cannot cure. I know that was still vague but you need to know it is a signal that makes the immune system respond and CURE herpes. A signal very similar to the signal that makes a person's nose wiggle. Some people have discovered the signal to wiggle their nose and they can really wiggle it but if you or I try we just look silly. I promise the signal to cure herpes is a no brainer to learn but only if it is in person. This is because the lesson is a subconscious lesson. You may not understand this but in person your subconscious will because subconsciously you are a genius. Do your self a favor and google "subconscious" before you assume anything about what is and what isn't "subconscious".

      Tracy, it takes a healthy strong person a week or two to fight off the pathogens that cause OBs. Do not assume herpes is a virus. There is no medical test that detects a "herpes" virus. Some test detect antibodies and even count them and antibodies have nothing at all to do with OBs. No amount of antibodies means a person has herpes. The only way to be diagnosed with herpes is to have a doctor form the opinion that you have herpes. So it is an opinion.

      It only takes a few minutes to relay the signals necessary to engage a proper immune response to cure herpes and it will take the immune system a week or two to eliminate the pathogens causing the OBs. You can cure herpes with other methods and still test positive because you would still have the antibodies but if you use True Cures you do something extra, you restore your primary immune defense and in doing so your body no longer relies on antibodies and after being cured through True Cures you will have the opportunity to test negative in a Herpes Select test after 3 to 6 months, maybe a little more. You will be OB free in a week or two but antibodies have a shelf life and they all die and if your primary immune defense is restored you stop producing new ones and then you eventually test negative.

      The only clients of mine who really test are the ones who do not have OBs and they do test negative but they are not going public with it and I am not going to post false testimonies on my site. People who suffer from herpes meaning people who have OBs don't seem to care as much about testing when they no longer have OBs. Part of this is because I don't treat people for herpes, I restore their immunity so everything gets cured. Not only are they cured of herpes from the one treatment, they are cured from nail fungus, dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, allergies, migraine headaches, infertility and all other diseases. This is because a restored effective immune system cures everything and though you people may see me for herpes, herpes is the last pathogen your immune system will kill. This is because herpes is absolutely not life threatening or hard on the immune system. Before you immune system kills the pathogen that causes OBs it is going to kill the pathogens known as "cancer", clear anything that can cause stokes or aneurysms, correct diabetes and all other life threatening disease. Right now as you all sit there you have the disease that is going to kill you if you do not learn to use your immune system. You are keeping on top of these diseases right now and if herpes was life threatening you would be keeping on top of it too but it isn't.

      I know all this is brand new to you all. What do you expect though, when zillions of dollars have been wasted on medical research? That money was misplaced and cures have nothing at all to do with medicine or medical science and that is why science hasn't gotten any closer to curing anything and why real cures seem so off the wall. Don't fall for the carrot in the face anymore. Don't fall for a failing science or medicine, give your immune system it opportunity.

      Research placebo from every angle possible and you will see that the Immune system is the ONLY cure and learn to engage yourself without using a sugar pill or biogetica. .

      September 22, 2010 at 00:18 | Report abuse |
  33. Mark

    I truly hope that they will get this cure into high gear. I believe in anyone working on a cure that will come out soon. I'm not a herpes carrier (I don't think) and I been reading everyones storries and I feel so bad foreveryone. And also my girlfriend has hsv 1, but I'm scared cause I get eczema on my lips and I get scared that Ima get eczema herpetium and I read that's deadly. I love my girlfriend so I'm not going to let that get in the way. But I'm hoping that someone will find that cure.

    September 19, 2010 at 10:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  34. michael

    Mark, we have to do more than "hope" they will get a cure into high gear. We have to help them. Many, many people are afflicted or affected by the herpes viruses. I encourage both you and your girlfriend get actively involved in promoting a cure.


    Donate to Bryan Cullen at Duke or David Bloom at the University of Florida. Write into the National Institute of Health and tell how this impacts your life and ask them to fund research. Write to elected officials, etc.

    It can be cured and all the researchers say funding is the issue. Skip a soft drink a month and donate a couple of bucks each and every month to one of these researchers. If we all do this the cure becomes reality!!!!

    September 19, 2010 at 12:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  35. Ava

    Advanced natural therapy (Biogetica) has achieved a major breakthrough in herpes healing. With a unique blend of new resonance homoeopathy, naturopathy, ancient herbology and Chinese medicine, it is an excellent protocol to revive the immune system and teach it to beat the virus. The therapies work simultaneously on the cells, nervous system, energy, emotions and mind, to give you an outbreak-free life. Novel use of herpes nosode, which is an energetic imprint of the virus, is used to teach your immune system how to fight and resist the virus. Independent studies and clinical trials have proved the efficacy of use of nosodes, hypericum mysorence and herpigen in management of herpes. These therapeutic agents work together to take you to a life without outbreaks.

    September 20, 2010 at 04:21 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jesus Heals-he cares too

      Thank you AVA. This encourages me to keep seeking more natural healing for the virus.

      September 22, 2010 at 20:41 | Report abuse |
  36. interested


    Charge me, if you will cure me. When will you be in the South East. How can we contact you?

    September 20, 2010 at 22:21 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. David Flowers

    Sorry everyone. I have been away from the computer for a few days. There are no products or medicine used to cure herpes. It is the same type of immune response you use to cure a cold without seeing any doctors or using products. Sleep helps, water helps and avoiding stress helps but you must learn to engage or command an immune response. Contact me through truecures dot com if you need to. I can't sell you anything so please do not ask. If your OB is more like rash be sure and try over the counter fungicides, if it is more like blisters and sores fungicides are not going to work.

    September 21, 2010 at 17:25 | Report abuse | Reply
  38. David Flowers

    My site is down, may take a day to get it going again.

    September 21, 2010 at 19:54 | Report abuse | Reply
  39. anna16

    @david Flowers

    You can't cure a virus if your strategy is not to completely remove it from a person body.
    Maybe your approach is a treatment only and not a cure.

    September 22, 2010 at 00:59 | Report abuse | Reply
    • David Flowers

      You are exactly right about the difference between a treatment and a cure. I don't refer to what I have learned as "True Treatment". I refer to it as "True Cures" because it eliminates the pathogen in its entirety.

      The human immune system doesn't care if you believe herpes to be caused by a virus because your subconscious immune system has no use for words or names of pathogens. However it is note worthy that people realize their is no medical test that detects what medicine refers to as a "virus" associated with herpes. Because the pathogen thought to cause herpes Outbreaks cannot be actually seen, it could be any kind of pathogen.

      Before someone tries to argue, herpes test detect antibodies, color changes in dyes and occasionally genes but never an actual pathogen. Accepting that herpes is a virus is being done on face value not real scientific data. But as I said, it doesn't matter because the immune system is designed to kill any threat, names are not required.

      September 22, 2010 at 14:10 | Report abuse |
  40. Laurie

    For those of you chronically suffering my heart goes to you. But this may help... I have made bad choices . I have herpes but it is minor in my life. I guess I'm a lucky one. I have at least 3 friends who also have it. I would have never known this until I opened up myself!!! First outbreak is worst and more a mental thing to overcome. I never had it ever again. I keep healthy and positive and don't let it become who I am ! My friends and myself have never been rejected because of herpes. Seriously your life is anything but over !! Xxx

    September 22, 2010 at 14:04 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jesus Heals-he cares too

      Laurie keep the faith, and stay strong were in this together.

      September 22, 2010 at 20:39 | Report abuse |
  41. Jesus Heals-he cares too

    I pray for a cure for the herpes virus. The researchers need to continue looking for a cure. We need it badly; there are cures for other STD's, etc. so why not have one for herpes? I pray for a miracle soon, so herpes will be gone.

    September 22, 2010 at 20:36 | Report abuse | Reply
  42. michael

    Pray for a cure. Support your friends and realize how this world works – MONEY. These researchers need it to fund research to find a cure. If you watn to see a cure it's plain and simple – DONATE. The premiere researchers now are:

    University of Florida – Bloom
    Duke University – Cullen

    Send them what you can as often as you can and PRAY

    September 22, 2010 at 23:19 | Report abuse | Reply
    • David Flowers

      "Pray for a cure", "realize how this world works-Money."
      Michael, I'm sure your intentions are great and maybe even righteous but that comment is a huge contradictory for anyone who is a Christian therefore willing to "pray or a cure" in the first place.

      Christians are commanded to flee the world, the ways of the world and to hate the world just as they are commanded to hate mammon and love God, mammon being money. Apparently according to the bible, one who loves mammon will hate God and prayer is no longer an option and if you love the world you will hate God and prayer is no longer an option. Partaking of the world makes prayer obsolete as well. Asking money to cure herpes or the world to cure herpes is also against God who created every single person here with immune capability.

      Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

      No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

      After the world has received zillions of dollars in donated mammon they still haven't offered a cure for something as simple as herpes. Why would they? The mammon donations stop the second a cure is bottled.

      September 23, 2010 at 12:23 | Report abuse |
  43. Rebecca

    I hope they find a cure soon. 5% of the people at my MIDDLE SCHOOL have it

    September 23, 2010 at 20:26 | Report abuse | Reply
    • David Flowers

      That's not bad because it is said that 1 out of 4 Americans have it, that means outside of your middle school 25% of the population has it. That was a figure from MANY years ago. It may be 50% of the population now.

      Anyway, in middle school they still teach about the immune system killing pathogens. I have had several opportunities to speak at schools about curing diseases medicine can not cure. It was great until it became clear to the principle that marketing cures is almost impossible so he and I decided cures isn't a way to make a living so we scrapped the whole idea.

      As long as cures can't be marketed as a product you are going to have to look outside of the media, medicine and science for your cures. Good luck.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:49 | Report abuse |
  44. michael

    Mr. Flowers, I do believe in praying for a cure. Part of this is to arm researchers with the knowledge to find a cure. Next, yes, they have to eat and money does drive research. The more money that is pulled into research, the more likely a cure is to be found. Maybe sad but true.

    Listen. If you have a cure as you promulgate – spit it out. You have ranted about it long enough and have provided nothing but empty words.

    Let's hear it...

    September 23, 2010 at 21:48 | Report abuse | Reply
    • David Flowers

      Michael, here it is again. If you are interested in cures and not just trying to be argumentative, why don't you ask me what you do not understand about this explanation or where you feel I have fallen short? Now remember, I have never ever seen a penny of the zillion gillion dollars donated to searching for cures for herpes so I do not have the corrupt backing medical science has. All I have is a consistent cure to prove my claims. So lets have it, what do I need to do to make the comment clearer to you so you know a cure from a treatment?

      If Medicine hadn't taken over your health and healing and convinced society that it must eat a drug or some kind of "natural product/supplement" to achieve better health it would be easy to explain to you what to do to whip it. But as it is you are in a consumer mode thinking of what you have read about herpes. Ava's "advanced natural therapy (Biogetica)" may appear to offer some people relief for herpes but the "Biogetica" would never ever pass a double or triple blind study, never in a millions years. This means only one thing, Biogetica is pure placebo and has no healing properties whatsoever. If Biogetica or any thing claiming to help with herpes was more than placebo it would come with and unconditional money back guarantee.

      I told you that for a reason, True Cures is the (immune response) behind any placebo effect. True Cures is what provides Biogetica with its only chance of working. If an alternative doctor prescribes biogetica with the idea that it will heal their patient the doctor might if lucky send a "true cures" signal to the patient along with the product. This is why the triple blind study science uses to discredit a product as placebo is important, because a doctor or anyone for that matter can send a healing signaling command so in a triple blind study the doctor is taken out and a layperson just hands the product over. Science and medicine ignore the significance for why it is important to take the "practitioner" out of the testing process.

      NOW, if the doctor doesn't get lucky and send the healing signal to generate an immune response, there is still hope, the client can potentially generate the signal themselves. I'm sorry to say, alternative medicine has become virtually ineffective so I cannot recommend a good doctor capable of making a product work through placebo. Alternative medicine is so product driven today the industry has no more talent. Alternative doctors put all their faith in products and as such they no longer have the talent to relay the healing signal with the product.

      Because you can't learn the signals from reading data or seeing data it leaves only one option, you must receive the signal from someone with the proper knowledge or fall back to dumb luck. You need to meet with me or take your chances with someone new I have trained to learn the signal. As I said I work for free, I train people for free and I hope that one day people will know the truth so I can earn a living helping people cure diseases medicine cannot cure. I know that was still vague but you need to know it is a signal that makes the immune system respond and CURE herpes. A signal very similar to the signal that makes a person's nose wiggle. Some people have discovered the signal to wiggle their nose and they can really wiggle it but if you or I try we just look silly. I promise the signal to cure herpes is a no brainer to learn but only if it is in person. This is because the lesson is a subconscious lesson. You may not understand this but in person your subconscious will because subconsciously you are a genius. Do your self a favor and google "subconscious" before you assume anything about what is and what isn't "subconscious".

      For more information on curing disease medicine will not cure please try the healingunderground.com or truecures.com. If you have any questions post them here and I will address them. If all you have to do is argue that a cure is not known for herpes then please forgive me if I don't care to argue or debate something I can prove wrong with each and every one of you if you take the initiate.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:57 | Report abuse |
  45. anna16

    @david flower

    The reason the herpes virus cannot be easily kill by the "immune system" is it hides and bury itself in the nervous system.
    So if you strategy is to use alone the human body immune system? then that will not work.
    Meaning there is no cure at the moment.

    This is the purpose of Duke Research to force these viruses out from the nervous system.

    September 24, 2010 at 00:13 | Report abuse | Reply
    • David Flowers

      Anna16 Because you use a fabricated fictional excuse for why the immune system cannot kill herpes that comes from a science that either fails to cure herpes or refuses to cure herpes you now assume sores diagnosed as "herpes" can only be a virus even though there is not test for it and you assume the excuse that the proclaimed "virus" is sneaky and more superior than the human immune system. That's all fine and good, if you wish to see "herpes" as incurable because that is what science intends you to believe.

      I do not have a strategy, I am way past that. I have the same cure for herpes or fungus or whatever is the cause of an OB that you and everyone else has here. One thing I have that is preventing many from knowing this cure is the truth and that makes all the difference.

      Now Michael is asking proof from me. I have told everyone what takes place to the best of my knowledge on how the immune system easily cures herpes. The HOW will always be difficult to pin down because science simply in not interested in curing herpes so they will not be telling you how YOU can cure herpes, the IMPORTANT factor I can share is that every single one of you CAN cure yourselves of herpes with KNOWLEDGE, and it isn't only conscious knowledge which by the way is the knowledge that has convinced you all that there isn't a cure for herpes so your conscious knowledge clearly is your worst enemy. Now you subconscious knowledge is something else, you subconscious knowledge is the only thing keeping you alive right now. If it were not for your subconscious science would have already talked you to death with science fiction.

      Whether the herpes hides or not doesn't matter at all to a PROPER immune response Anna16. If it hides, clearly a proper immune response will find it, if the "hide" factor is wacky bogus excuse for leaving you all hanging then who cares.

      Knowledge, action and truth is the cure. And it is on a subconscious level because your immune system is 90% subconscious and 10% conscious. The cure for any virus or fungus (herpes is completely irrelevant because the immune system doesn't care how often medicine and science fails) is the same for all viruses or fungi. When connect with our 10% conscious immunity and our 90% subconscious we cure IT ALL and create almost perfect immunity just as it is intended.

      Anna16, cures for herpes is free, you can donate if you want, you can be cured first and then consider donating. With cures there is no carrot in the face. There is no golden goose. There is no science other than my own understanding because science will not investigate my claims and there certainly is no medicine because medicine has spent zillions and zillions and zillions and zillions of dollars and all the researcher getting paid very very very well have failed to provide any truth, understanding and more importantly they have failed in providing a cure but the researchers LIVE very very very well, very high on the hog and the money is still rolling in and their 401K plans are getting fatter and fatter.

      I can't ask for money here, it would be spam and I would be banned. Michael can ask for money and spiff up the carrot in the face as much as needed to get people to give their money a way.

      I have to work for free or else be banned for spam or be called a fraud for claiming to cure something incurable by medicine for a fee. If I had a fee Michael would jump on it.

      I travel all over the world helping people cure herpes for free. I don't like to travel for free to see just one person. I travel to see 20 people in a weekend and I try to find someone to train which I also do for free. Ask me why I do this? I don't know why, because it doesn't benefit anyone but the person cured of herpes because once they are cured they drop off the face of the herpes map. They disappear. They won't tell people they were cured of herpes and spread the good news. They will take their cure and run, never ever telling a sole they had herpes. I don't know why I do what I do. I guess it is only because I can.

      September 24, 2010 at 11:43 | Report abuse |
  46. michael

    Anna, please donate and encourage others to donate. We can see a cure, but we have to work together and not be distracted by others to see it happen.

    If we call can donate a little each and every month, I do believe we can and will see a cure within 5 years.

    Please help get the word out.

    September 24, 2010 at 07:17 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. David Flowers

    If any of you want to know more about cures please remember cures come from the immune system so no need to discuss herpes directly, just ask without being argumentative. If you don't want to see a cure for diseases like herpes you will argue all day long that a cure isn't possible unless it comes in the form of a patented pill and you will be part of the problem not the solution.

    I have explained in as much or more detail than science will explain to you, so help me fill in the gaps. What would make you think that your immune system which has been proven to be able to kill all virus is not a viable consideration for YOUR cure for herpes?


    Please contact CNN and ask them why they will not do an investigative report on my claims. This will benefit you Michael because CNN cannot investigate cures that cannot be patented so they will have no choice but to remove all my comments for making this very suggestion otherwise it will be obvious that cures are ignored if they leave me here without investigating. Channel 7 news Boise Idaho wanted to do a report, but that was just the kid reporter. He found out that the network couldn't report cures outside of the medical industry. You can contact Scott Evans, Channel 7 news and ask him over the phone why he didn't follow through with the investigation he wanted to do. Here is where you will see censorship in action.

    September 24, 2010 at 12:27 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Marc

      @David Flowers

      I would like to know more abt this and get cured or trained to cure others – how can i contact you?

      September 27, 2010 at 21:21 | Report abuse |
  48. michael

    David, I am not being argumentative. You espouse a cure. 50 million people are afflicted with this. If you really know something work with me. I will be your ally, supporter and friend.

    I can't help you fill in the gaps. I am not a medicine person. If you can tell me what the cure is, I will pay you 10k for it and we'll devise a plan to share it with the world.

    If this doesn't work, you suggest something. I will work with you.

    Your partner,


    September 24, 2010 at 21:35 | Report abuse | Reply
    • David Flowers

      You are a medicine person, if you were not you would have an easier time understanding what I offer. I wouldn't let that offend you, we are a medical society. You have clearly missed the point that "cures" are not medical at all. Try to look at it this way, if we didn't have the zillion gillion dollar medical industry and it's medicine would man shrivel up and die? No man wouldn't. We have no evidence that medicated humans are healthier than unmedicated wildlife with. All living organism have a designed immunity.

      Cures are not medicine but they are a science. It is a science completely ignored. This is relevant to your concerns because no one has donated a penny to my research and other than myself, there has been no one breaking down what I do. I spent 15 years developing the consistent cure and now I am spending a little time developing the understanding needed for an explanation. People who want to be cured really don't care about the explanation if the cure is obvious. The people who want the explanation usually do not want the cure.

      Because mainstream science refuses to investigate the science of cures I do not have any of the "scientific proof" you demand. Because I do not have the backing of science or the media, that is generally enough for you to dismiss cures as fraud. That makes it real easy for science and medicine, as long as they ignore me I can be discredited for lack of documented scientific proof.

      I'm a little leery of your offer. I have seen them before. The offers have been made with another agenda other than being cured. Maybe you are a sincere person looking for a cure but maybe you are fishing for information you can use to attack cures so I will be careful. If you have a positive test result that says you have herpes I will work with you. If your truly are not threatened by cures I will know when we meet. It would be nice if you would blog about the whole thing because once you are cured you will disappear into a new life. I would prefer to discuss the details here but if you would rather get some of the more sensitive stuff out of the way you can email me through truecures.com. I would like to know if you get OBs and how often and I would like to know what else you are aware of other than herpes, even if it is only snoring. True Cures cures everything because it isn't medicine, it is immunity.

      September 25, 2010 at 12:23 | Report abuse |
    • David Flowers

      Michael says: "I will be your ally, supporter and friend."

      Michael, in case I sounded overly defensive above let me make it clear that I am looking for allies, supporters and friends, especially ones who will continue the fight after they are cured.

      If it isn't becoming clear, the only tangible thing I can offer you is a cure. There is no way I can know exactly how the cure is produced so at best I can give you examples of similar bodily functions to relate cures to. The cure is a sure thing and I find it somewhat disrespectful when people put the how and why before the actual cure. They do this because they know it cannot be explained, and they use that to discredit the cure just like they have abandoned ever placebo cure. The difference between standard "placebo" and True Cures is True Cures is not guessing, hoping, believing or faith healing, it is tangible factual consistent cures.

      If you truly mean what you said, all I can do is help you cure yourself. When you see firsthand how, you can spend the rest of your life trying to explain it but you will have more difficulty than I because you haven't worked through all the medical myths that I have for the past 15 years. Nothing in modern medicine or science is relative to cures and trying to use either to explain something as wholesome as cures is moot.

      September 25, 2010 at 14:47 | Report abuse |
  49. Sweet

    Where do I start? OK, first of all Herpes IS A VIRUS!!!!. It has been studied for 50 years and has been around for thousands of years. It can be seen by a microscope and even the proteins expressed by the genes of the virus can be seen and have been labeled. Can the immune system kill this virus? Absolutely! That has been proven in real scientific studies. If you were to read the article section of a new website that has come about due to the need for donations for research, you would find that killer cd4 t cells and cd8 t cells our immune system produces does clear the VIRUS from neurons. Here is another take on how Scientist view how our immune systems can cure this virus, including HIV, HPV, and even cancers. These viruses and pathogens evade the immune system by entering our cells but going latent. The immune systems can’t see the virus if it’s not stressing the cell it has infected. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals has created an engineered antibody to expose the infected cells, and Biovex has a vaccine that depletes the genes that express proteins to help the virus evade the immune system. Scientist are very well aware that our immune system can kill viruses and pathogens. It just has to be able to see them. As far as True Cure, I can’t say that it doesn’t work because I haven’t tried it, however I do believe in the possibility of training our bodies to fight off illnesses such as mind over matter. The thing is, most people just aren’t very good at opening up to that sort of thing. Especially when the person who is trying to teach this type of technique is stating that HSV is not a virus when it is well known that it is. As far as mammon and Christians are concerned, I believe that the problem is when the love of money is more than the love of God. If I were God, I would have a problem with that. There is nothing wrong with being wealthy and also being a Christian. There is also nothing wrong with using that wealth to do good, even though Christians believe that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven and not good deeds. I also do believe in the power of prayer and that Jesus can heal herpes if he chooses to. With that said. I also believe that God has given us the knowledge to heal ourselves whether it be through medical or spiritual means. The website I mentioned before is herpescurefoundation.org. It is in the very early stages of becoming a non for profit global organization but not accepting denotations at this time. It will take a few months for IRS approval so that donors can claim tax exemption status on their donations to the organization. There will not be any product advertizing on the site. The origination will have to be totally funded by donations. The main goal for the foundation is to find the most promising cure or one time treatment that stops all replication of the virus so that there is no window of infectivity and get it to the market the fastest. The first focus is on genital HSV-1 and HSV-2 but the founders also hope the finding will work on all Herpes viruses. This organization will also become a strong patient advocacy group that will help not only raise awareness but let the medical community know that enough is enough. Stop treating and start curing. There are many studies going on and many directions to go. There are also studies to prove a cure through MRI imaging taking place. I don’t care what anyone says. Once you create antibodies for something, your body will always create antibodies, unless there has been divine intervention. So, proving the cure is very important as well. For anyone who is interested in joining the foundation, please check the website periodically. The founders are working to pull it together asap. There may also be a press release once the website is ready to accept donations.

    September 25, 2010 at 17:38 | Report abuse | Reply
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