Herpes Discussion Forums

  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. Personal Experience with Herpes

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

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  2. Living with Herpes

    1. Spreading and Preventing Herpes

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

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    2. Sex and Kissing

      A special section to discuss how herpes and cold sores affect your sex life and physical affection.

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    3. ♡ Dating and Relating

      Talk about your current situation, finding and keeping love, avoiding sex during outbreaks and everything related to dating with herpes.

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. I Have a Loved One with Herpes

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

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  3. Herpes Awareness

    1. Herpes Treatment Zone

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

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    2. Herpes Cure Research

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

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    3. 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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    4. Technical Discussion

      Technical and Scientific questions and contributions relating to the herpes virus.

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  4. Unsure???

    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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  5. Coping and Acceptance

    1. The Secret to My Success

      A special segment about mental attitude, successful relationships and the silver lining to having herpes. No negativity in this section thanks! Share your wisdom, random thoughts and positive stories here.

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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. 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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    4. Rainbow Resource

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

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    5. Art & Poetry Corner

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

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    6. 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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  6. Herpes through the Ages

    1. Teens

      Connect here with teens and young adults. Tell us what you're up to, ask questions and get help in moving forward.

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    2. 20's

      If you are in your 20's please come on in and say hi! Talk about dating, meeting people, friends and other challenges of our generation.

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    3. 30 sumthings

      If you are in your 30s and want to talk to others of the same age group please make a post here. We would love to meet you!

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    4. 40+ crew

      This is a forum section specifically for the more mature folks in here. Chat about whatever you like and get to know some of our wise old members.

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    5. 55+ years wise

      This is the senior 'distinguished' section of our Herpes Support Forums. Post a message and say hi!

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    6. Support Buddies - Where are y'all from?

      Connect with peeps in your region and help others realize that no-one is alone with herpes.

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  7. Chit Chat Lounge

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    2. Talk about Non-Herpes Stuff

      Open up and talk about WHATEVER you like!

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  8. How to Use this Site

    1. Forum Q&A

      Having a problem working our site, or unsure what something means? Ask your question here.

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    • Brokenforever
      Yes they are...but this should have a cure like other stds. I hope preventatives do come out, but this needs a cure. No Obs no shedding ever. In this day and age not too much to ask. 
    • UprisingMadness
      I've never had any troubles getting guys to notice me, but it will just be different now. I feel like a vampire or something that can't have humans anymore.
    • fixme1
      But halford and the rvx team havent and are aiming.to help sufferers
    • Brokenforever
      Those infected need it removing. That's where science has let victims of this vile disease down. 
    • snippy43
      the fda’s frowning on live vaccines scares away funding. investment favors those with stronger odds to reach market - subunit vaccines, by design are clinically safe and benefit (GEN-003 - thanks for your time, but i’ll just take the pill).  in a litigious society, safety takes precedence.  it's a vicious cycle for those like dr halford who are denied funding to conduct proper safety trials.  yet without valid safety studies cannot secure financial backing.  he and his colleagues have gone rogue (from u.s. regulation), tactically brilliant (and courageous) if successful, and are creating their own avenues to market. if good treatment options are available, we (govt) should financially support every effort  to trial the product and not arbitrarily delete a candidate as someone with a lofty title has labeled it “dangerous”.  if we weren’t saddled by political hacks who truly don’t work in our best interests, theravax would have been a completed study and we wouldn’t be having these irritating arguments by true morons who continue to belittle the efforts of dedicated people who might possibly, given the opportunity, end the suffering.
    • Rational Vaxxer
      @Agustin Fernandez III  round and round we go. 
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