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Herpes: Can It Be Cured?

From the Desk of Dr. Howard Robins at The Healing Center in New York City

Imagine . . . You’ve got that first date with him or her. You’ve got an interview for that new job you so very much need. You’re getting married today. You’re meeting that new client, the CEO of the biggest account you’ve ever had.

And you wake up in the morning with a huge, red, ugly blister on your lip.

It’s a herpes outbreak—it couldn’t have picked a worse time to appear. There’s no way to cover it up. You couldn’t be more embarrassed. Do you cancel? What do you do?

The problem isn’t complicated.

You caught a virus, the herpes virus, which comes in two varieties, Herpes Type I and Herpes Type II. The CDC says that more than 50 million out of 350 million Americans have it. But it appears that those numbers are really reversed. In truth maybe only 50 million Americans don’t have it, as most people aren’t blood-tested for it. The stress of any kind may bring on an attack or outbreak, as your immune system weakens for the moment. 

While there are many other types of herpes viruses, these two—Types I and II—are the most psycho-socially embarrassing ones. They’re ugly, painful, and at times dangerous. Years ago we generally ignored cold sores (or “canker sores”). That’s not the case today. Relationships have ended, or never even started when it’s revealed or discovered that someone has herpes. While Type I is generally considered oral and Type II genital, it has been proven by testing that you can have either in both locations.

Here’s the truth about how you got it. 

Believe it or not, Grandma might have given you herpes. Or it might have been your best friend.

Wait, you think. How is that possible? Isn’t herpes sexually transmitted? What you don’t know could get you infected.

In truth, while herpes often is sexually transmitted, it can also be passed on by contact with silverware while dining or even sharing a water bottle at the gym. It’s that easy.

One morning years ago, when she fed you your oatmeal, Grandma may have had a little brown or pink dot on her tongue—not the full-blown blister that we all recognize as an outbreak. She tested it, found it too hot, blew on it, and tested it again before feeding it to you. Unfortunately, she transferred the virus to you too. 

Have you ever shared food in a restaurant with a friend, a family member or that special someone? Ever shared a soft drink with a friend or allowed your date to taste your cocktail? The same thing that could have happened with Grandma could have happened then. If you’re diagnosed with herpes, you may be inclined to blame the last person you were intimate with, but unless you had a blood test proving you were herpes-free right before you were with that person, you may have already been infected.

Herpes can be dangerous.

As scary as this may sound, an outbreak on your lips or inside your nose can travel up your face to your eyes and literally blind you. Believe it or not, this is not an uncommon situation.

Besides being painful, as it attacks the sensory nerves, and putting aside the small scar a lesion can leave (though most lesions fade away), herpes poses a specific danger during pregnancy. If a woman has it internally, it may break out during birth, causing the baby to be born blind.

How can you get rid of herpes permanently?

Please don’t believe the TV commercials that say herpes can only be suppressed. The drug manufacturers’ only interest is to keep you on expensive medication for the rest of your life. Either they don’t know about the treatment I’m going to share with you, or they’ve chosen to ignore and suppress its existence.

Intravenous ozone therapy uses ozone gas as a medicine, effectively destroying these dreaded viruses completely. Over the past 70 years, some 45,000 physicians in more than 50 countries have safely used it for this purpose, although its use has been suppressed in this country—obviously for the financial gain of Big Pharma. 

 In truth, herpes is a very, very hard virus to kill. The good news is that ozone used as a medicine intravenously will penetrate its defenses and completely eradicate it without the possibility of a mutated or resistant strain developing. It does this safely, with virtually no adverse reactions.

Believe it or not, it’s even possible to rid your body of herpes so completely with ozone therapy that you will stop manufacturing antibodies for it (the body’s normal defense mechanism). You will test negative for it as if you never had it. Cured!

More information about this amazing, safe and effective treatment is available at, on my website, and on my radio show, “Functional Medicine with Dr. Robins,” which is archived but live each week on’s Health and Wellness channel. Questions? Call my office at 212-581-0101.


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