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.
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!
This is a support forum for people who have herpes. You do not have herpes. Go and live your life. You are welcome to stay here and assume you have herpes, but surely you have better things to do with your spare time.
I tested positive last year via culture swab. The doctors told me I was probably positive for years but didn't know it. I don't know who, where or how I got it........big deal. I didn't murder anyone and I didn't go around distributing the virus to others knowingly. It's life, it won't kill anyone. If you test positive at some future time, then awesome. But until you do, it's stupid to go around living life as if you do. That's why the CDC don't recommend routine blood tests to test for herpes because it's pointless and it comes with so much uncertainty.
You have probably unknowingly slept with women who have herpes as well but because you didn't know it, it didn't worry you.
What you don't seem to see is when some poor soul is in the throes of a constant outbreak, they don't want to hear about their well being and immune system. Clearly there is a much deeper issue going on.
I know there is a gel that you can use as well but there was some talk about long term use affecting womens vagina so look into it. Not sure its the same thing. Look if anti virals are not 100% what will be. I know you want to prevent and do what you can but the bf made the choice to risk it
Not sure if this is a old story...but happened across this article. Mentions it can fight off herpes in article.