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  1. Welcome New Members

    1. Just signed up? Say hello here!

      If you are new to our Herpes Support Forum please introduce yourself! We would love to meet you.

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    2. Newly Diagnosed

      A herpes or cold sore diagnosis can sometimes come as a shock. Share your feelings or ask questions here.

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    3. My Story

      How has herpes or cold sores affected your life? Share your experience with us for support and encouragement.

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  2. Coping and Acceptance

    1. The Secret to our Success

      Share your wisdom or positive H experiences here. Talk about mental attitude, successful relationships and living without regret. No negativity in this section thanks!

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    2. Rant & Rave

      Need to let off some steam? If you want to get something off your chest we're listening!

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    3. Poetry Corner

      Express how you are feeling by sharing poems, songs and pieces. All contributions welcome.

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    4. Keeping the Faith

      Talk openly about having herpes in respect to your religion or faith. Is herpes accepted? How do YOU feel? Discuss your religious or spiritual point of view here.

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    5. Bog of Eternal Stench

      You don't have to look on the bright side of life! This is a place to vent your doom & gloom and be the pessimist if you need to. Positive contributions are welcome but not necessary. Stink it up people!

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  3. Sex, Love and Rock'n'Roll

    1. Herpes and Your Sex Life

      Your sex life isn't over, not even close. Talk about everything related to SEX and HERPES here.

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    2. ♡ Love and Other Catastrophies

      Spill the beans! Looking for love, in love, just want to be alone? Talk about your love life here.

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    3. Disclosure. Telling Someone About Herpes.

      Get a different perspective. Giving the herpes talk to someone can be nerve-racking, but we've got your back. You can do this!

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  4. Outbreaks

    1. About My Outbreaks

      A discussion about herpes and cold sore outbreaks - talk about the frequency, severity and possible "triggers". What is the pattern of your recurrences?

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    2. Coping with Outbreaks in Every Day Life

      How do you deal with herpes or cold sores when you are trying to function at work or around friends, family and strangers? Share your stories, tips and advice.

      8,713
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    3. Spreading and Preventing Herpes

      A discussion about herpes transmission. Talk about the possibilities and share your thoughts and experiences.

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  5. Family

    1. Partners, Family and Friends

      Support for partners, friends and relatives. Ask questions and share your experience - we would love to hear from you.

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    2. Pregnancy, Conception and Herpes

      A discussion about pregnancy, childbirth and having children when herpes is involved. Ask questions or share your story here to inspire others.

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  6. Is it Herpes?

    1. Could I Have Herpes or Cold Sores?

      Discuss issues such as herpes symptoms and commonly confused conditions. Post your questions, experiences, advice and more.

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    2. Herpes Tests and Diagnosis

      Talk about different herpes tests and their results, your experiences with Doctors and clinics, the accuracy of herpes tests and more.

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  7. Treatment and Research

    1. Herpes Treatment Zone

      What works, what doesn't. Discuss anything related to managing and treating herpes and cold sores.

      21,331
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    2. Food Theories and Diets

      Recipes welcome.

      1,324
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    3. Herpes Cure Research

      Discuss the latest developments and what is being done RIGHT NOW to bring an end to herpes.

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  8. Connect with People

    1. Connect with Your Age Group

      Connect with others in your location and help each other realize that we are not alone, no matter where we live!

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    2. Meet-Ups & Local Connections

      Say hello to other herpsters in your area.

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    3. Rainbow Resource

      A place for our gay, lesbian, bi and transgender members.

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  9. Where Else to Post?

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    2. Herpes, Justice and the Law

      Discuss legal issues, laws in your area, precedents and the BIG DEBATE about whether TO sue or NOT to sue for herpes damages. Join in...

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  10. Off Topic Chit Chat Lounge

    1. Talk about Non-Herpes Stuff

      Open up and talk about WHATEVER you like!

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      when to disclose
      I was speaking for me and this guy waited for me to be ready, I have Never had anyone love me so completely and unconditionally that they didn't know if we EVER would make love. I needed him, he certainly needed me, so if you find someone like this please don't pass them up! True LOVE comes but once and tomorrows may never come. Live life as it was meant to be lived. Love as if there is NOT another tomorrow and trust in that partner to know their heart. Hugs Aces xo
    • Acesheart
      high lysine diet and cholesterol
      Yes for some. Many foods contain Arginine and this can , for some, bring on prodrome symptoms or they get full outbreaks after eating nuts, chocolate or drinking caffeinated beverages. Many foods contain Lysine and these can level out those lysine to arginine ratios.
    • JBnATL
      false negatives?
      Blood tests are highly accurate.  If you test negative after two years then you don't have herpes.  Sorry JB
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      false negatives?
      well i know ive definatly had a coldsore and have burning feelings time to time and redness. and my down below is constantly tender and sore. had an intial outbreak of skin peeling and soreness for over a week and then just soreness for 2 years. no changes both tests negative after 2 years. but im sure its a false im sure of it
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      false negatives?
      Hi @Rayman614 welcome to the site. With many things in life, the most logical explanation is usually correct. In your case, this infers that most probably do not have genital herpes. You talk about nerve damage, well herpes doesn't do that, but many other conditions do. If you'd like more thoughts, then please tell us about your symptoms years ago, sexual activity at the time and what has happened since.
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