I can’t find anything about this by Googling, strangely. I have ocular herpes, which is basically a cold sore in my eye, and for a year and a half it flared up nearly once a month to the point where my cornea is pretty scarred from the constant attack. About 2.5 months ago I started taking large doses of Vitamin D3 because I read in several places that it can protect against colds and flu, and I was pretty paranoid about that swine flu since we go to Disneyland a lot and come in contact with a lot of germs. Well, since I’ve been taking large doses of D I have not had a single herpes flare-up in my eye, nor have I gotten a cold sore on my lip, which was a fairly regular occurrence as well. Has anyone here heard of D being good for staving off herpes simplex? It’s the only connection I can make as to why I may be getting relief, yet, like I said, I can’t find anything that supports this. Perhaps whatever it is in D that staves of cold and flu viruses staves off other viruses as well?