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What is Chronic Virus Infection?

Chronic Virus Infection Treatment at Sunridge Medical.Chronic virus infection also is known as persistent viral infection. Viruses become chronic when they are not cleared after traditional or allopathic medical treatment. This persistent viral infection has stages in which it is productive or silent. Productive stages may have increased cell damage to host cells where the virus is present.

Three types of characterizations of persistent viral infection are slow, latent, or chronic. Other viruses may promulgate a disease along with physical trauma or stress. Several conditions are chronic viral infections. Chronic Virus examples include AIDS, measles, encephalitis, Epstein-Barr, herpesvirus, hepatitis, and other disorders.

Viruses become relapsing, reactivated, and then replicate. The patient’s immune system plays a vital role in controlling chronic virus infection.

Common Chronic Viral Infection Symptoms:

Alternative Medical Treatment for Chronic Virus Infection:

Sunridge Medical has an alternative treatment for chronic virus infection as well as complementary treatment for persistent viral infection. Our care for the disease is a custom-formulated treatment plan that differs for each patient. Treatment varies because patient symptoms and the underlying causeS of the illness that the patient is experiencing are unique. Alternative treatment for virus infection involves building up the body’s defenses by strengthening the immune system but also addressing the core cause of the disease.

References on Chronic Virus Infection:

Melissa Kane and Tatyana Golovkina, Common Threads in Persistent Viral Infections, Journal of Virology, 84,9,4116-4123,2010,10.1128/JVI.01905-09,, Most viral infections are self-limiting, resulting in either clearance of the pathogen or death of the host. However, a subset of viruses can establish permanent infection and persist indefinitely within the host. Even though persisting viruses are derived from various viral families with distinct replication strategies, they all utilize common mechanisms for establishment of long-lasting infections.

Here, we discuss the commonalities between persistent infections with herpes-, retro-, flavi-, arena-, and polyomaviruses that distinguish them from acutely infecting viral pathogens. These shared strategies include selection of cell subsets ideal for long-term maintenance of the viral genome, modulation of viral gene expression, viral subversion of apoptotic pathways, and avoidance of clearance by the immune system.

Miller, Katelyn D., Schnell, Matthias J., Rall, Glenn F., 2016/12/01, Keeping it in check: chronic viral infection and antiviral immunity in the brain, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 776, 17, 12, 1471-0048,, 10.1038/nrn.2016.140, Miller2016.

Three routes of viral entry into the brain have been identified: direct infection of the cells that comprise the blood–brain barrier and blood–cerebrospinal fluid barrier, infection of cells that are licensed to cross these barriers, and transneuronal migration across synapses from the periphery to the CNS.

Some viruses that are cytopathic in renewable cell types can switch to a non-productive, non-syncytia-forming mode of spread when infecting neurons, promoting neuron survival. Long-lasting viral infections within the brain may be classified based on the state of the viral genome, its ability to produce infectious progeny and whether such progeny can infect other hosts.


Neurotropic viral infections pose unique challenges for the host, including the need to detect antigens within the CNS, the requirement for T lymphocytes to engage with neurons that express negligible levels of the proteins that are typically present on target cells, and the need to mitigate the risk of neuroinflammation and widespread loss of generally non-renewable neurons. The identification of lymphatic drainage portals from the CNS into deep cervical lymph nodes and the presence of a fluid gradient that flushes the brain of extracellular proteins have helped to define how antigens leave the brain to educate the host response in local lymph nodes . 

The host response to a viral infection may be tailored to promote survival of infected neurons but to destroy similarly infected epithelial or endothelial cells. Non-lytic clearance of neuronal infections may allow for persistence of RNA viruses that induce pathogenesis long after primary exposure. 


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