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  1. Hello, Looking for a little advice, thanks in advance to anyone who can provide any. Sorry long post but it's an unusual case..... Although a new member here I am, unfortunately, a veteran HSV2 sufferer, contracted over 30 years ago. Male, 55yo, hetero, married. It has always been an irritant, but liveable, or so I thought, as although outbreaks are frequent the lesions are rarely anywhere that cause a big problem. The virus entered via the genitals, as for most, but after the primary outbreak the lesions are mostly at the base of the spine or behind my ear, occasionally on the chin but almost never on the classic sites of lips or genitals. So it hasn't been a big headache for my sex life over the years, which is a big plus, and I've never passed it to anyone despite having quite a few partners, for which I am very grateful. However, for the last 2-3 years I've been suffering slowly increasing neurological symptoms, starting with deafness and Menieres-type symptoms in the right ear, and recently pyloric sphincter reflux issues, scary moments when I almost-vomit while falling asleep, and increasingly poor digestion. My intellect and concentration is not what it was, either. Frequent night sweats and low fevers. After tests for MS and all sorts of other things and noticing that my HSV2 antibodies level is off the scale (I stupidly hadn't informed him about HSV2 as I thought it irrelevant) on an almost permanent basis, my doctor thinks the immune system is causing neurological damage due to being activated permanently against the HSV2 (uselessly I might add) - so similar to MS in a way. He says it's rare, but it happens. Soon I will have the first appointment with the neurologist to discuss this, but at the moment Covid19 is making getting an appointment difficult. Obviously I need to change my life to live it in a way that will calm the HSV2, as it's not going anywhere. Reduced sugar, reduced alcohol, reduced high-arginine foods (I love Brazil nuts 😞 ) seems the way to go. Fasting works quite well but difficult when at home (I work away sometimes but not atm due to Covid) Right - that advice.... I want to start with some dietary supplements to help. Lysine about 3g and Zinc 25mg looks a good place to start. Any other "obvious" ones? What about the dietary change, I like cream as well, does that have to go too? 😞 Any other obvious things I should be considering?
  2. So this is going to be a long one but please stick it out. I’ll be extremely grateful. So after going to my doctors for a general check up due to me having Molluscum (had during childhood, but reappeared when I was 19) he mentioned having a routine STD check. I thought nothing of it and accepted. Everything came back negative, syphillis, chlamydia, ghonnerea and HIV. What I didn’t realise is that herpes wasn’t a routine test and I started looking online about what herpes involved. I was scared and uncertain about my status now beings as the more I read. The more symptoms I believe I’ve had. starting in 2018 I had developed iritis which apparently can be a result of H. This however was during a stressful period of my life. Since my first sexual partner my posterior fourchette has always been weak and I have little tears (not serious) ever since. They heal within a day. However. Whilst itchiness, blisters, soreness is the typical symptoms for when people have it (and I have never had) I have noticed that I have had a very very thin, not deep, none sore (unless touched) cut on my inner labia a few weeks ago. Then three days ago I had a tiny tiny cut which resembled more of very thin tear I guess it closer to a definition, since the one on my labia was more of a cut ( but I would also say like a scratch) on the upper part of my genitals just where the pubic area ended. It was quite sore when touched but didn’t bother me otherwise. I have had this cut before however typically when my pubic hair is growing back. In around about the same area which goes away within 2-3 days maximum. Does this seem like genital herpes? further more, I now have concerns about my mouth too. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. And had occurred two days after I started panicking about this, so I would say I was extremely stressed. My tongue turned Pale and patchy with red indents on my tongue. Ulcers (eventhough they didn’t hurt) appeared on the back of the sides of my tongue. The sores then travelled all along the sides of my tongue to the tip of my tongue. (A few yellow patches still being on the back of either side of my tongue) Being in one place, then moving to another. I must say that I had smaller sores and then I had food poisoning which resulted in vomiting which then made the sores triple in amount. Also there are light yellow patches/dots on the back of my throat. I have been using salt water rinses and bonjella on the sores. It’s important to note that the sores don’t hurt or irritate me UNLESS I use the bonjela which causes them to burn a little. I have never had anything like this in my mouth before and this has lasted two weeks, And I guess I’m just extremely upset because I’ve only had two sexual partners. And have been with my current partner for two years. So for all of this to suddenly occur has created so much stress for me. I’ve already told him that there is a possibility since I wanted to be open from the very beginning, but since the COVID scares, anywhere I could get the cuts on my genital swabbed is closed and it’s already gone now. So I’m hoping I could eat some advice here .. when seeing my GP about my mouth she said it didnt look like herpes and was quite certain. She said it just looked like ulcers and said it could be down to the immense stress I’ve put myself under due to panicking. So... Is this thrush/stress/herpes??? Here are the links to the Reddit page I made showing the problems with my mouth as I unfortunately have no pictures of my genital cut. https://www.reddit.com/user/MegneedsHelp/comments/fql64p/is_this_herpes/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf https://www.reddit.com/user/MegneedsHelp/comments/fql040/is_this_herpes/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf https://www.reddit.com/user/MegneedsHelp/comments/fqkzlh/is_this_herpes/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf THANK YOU
  3. Cwnohrts

    Recurring OB ??

    we have both been experiencing cold like symptoms , chills ( no fever) , cough , congestion , body just feels weak . Is this a ob sign ? no new sores have surfaced , except for some vaginal itchiness for me . ( may be a yeast infection from something i used to ease symptoms during previous ob)
  4. Fernie

    TWO EQUIVOCAL TESTS!?!?

    Hey guys I tested HSV 2 (IGG), Type-Spec AB 0.95 (equivocal) back on 2/27. I just retested and received my results today (blood was drawn on Monday) and it’s coming up equivocal again 🤦‍♂️. The results on this second test were HSV 2 (IGG),TYPE-SPEC ABYour Value0.94 Unit: index (NOTE) Index Interpretation ----- -------------- <0.90 Negative 0.90-1.09 Equivocal >1.09 Positive I’ve never had an outbreak and although I’m promiscuous, I do use condoms. The amount of igg detected has dropped by .01 and I’m assuming that if I did have it it should have gone up not down. Now I’m no doctor but even the doctors are confused about the equivocal results. I had the first doctor tell me it’s the same as a positive but I read differently online. This same doctor also told me that if you don’t have an outbreak you can’t pass it, which is false. So I definitely didn’t trust that first doctor and went for a second opinion. The second opinion was altogether lost about the equivocal results. They didn’t have a good answer and suggested another test. They also examined my genital area for any outbreak (which they didn’t find because I’ve never had one). Another equivocal result this time slightly lower I’m pretty sure at this point all I can do is wait it out a month and get tested again. I wanna have sex so bad but at the same time I’m a responsible person and definitely would not want to pass anything on to anybody so I’ve been holding out until I know for sure I do or don’t have it. @WilsoInAus one last thing... one of the doctors there did say that if you come in contact with a minuscule amount (not enough to infect you, because most people do come in contact with minuscule amounts.) that that’s the reason we have the igg antibodies in our body. So I was thinking maybe I could have come in contact with a small amount and thus the reason for this equivocal amount. I dunno I’m fucking confused.
  5. Fernie

    Is this herpes?

    Does this look like herpes? It’s at the top of my pelvic region. It’s like right where my jeans or sweatpants waistline would sit (like low rise jeans or just slightly low sweatpants). I thought it might be an ingrown hair but I received some hsv2 equivocal results that I just got retested for so ive been on high alert for any change in my genital region. https://imgur.com/BH7zEW5 I added a link because the forum made me compress the file.
  6. I just tested HSV 2 (IGG), Type-Spec AB 0.95 H index does that mean I am positive for HSV 2? This number falls under equivocal but my doctor said I'm positive based off of this number. Is this true? I’m going for a second opinion and another lab test on Monday. I’ve been feeling tired lately but I think it could be because I’m stressed out from these results. I’ve never had an outbreak.
  7. Fernie

    HSV IGG Equivocal 0.95???

    I just tested HSV 2 (IGG), Type-Spec AB 0.95 H index does that mean I am positive for HSV 2? This number falls under equivocal but my doctor said I'm positive based off of this number. Is this true? I’m going for a second opinion and another lab test on Monday. I’ve been feeling tired lately but I think it could be because I’m stressed out from these results. I’ve never had an outbreak.
  8. HSV2sucks

    Newly Diagnosed & Depressed

    On Feb 10, I slept with somebody new. I specifically asked him if he had been tested for HSV and HIV via blood test. He told me he had just been tested two months ago and everything was negative and he hadn’t slept with anybody in a year. He either lied to me about being tested or lied about his status. I believe he knew he had HSV2, was not taking antivirals, and didn’t care if he infected me. Now he is using it to make me feel like I HAVE to stay with him because we both have this. And he is minimizing it. I am in pain, depressed, having suicidal thoughts (don’t think I’d act on them), and feeling hopeless. I have nerve pain all over my genitals, my lower back, my butt, back of my legs. It’s a constant pain and burning. I’m also bleeding as if I’m on a light period! ITS AWFUL! I don’t understand why anybody minimizes this!!! INFORMED CONSENT IS SO IMPORTANT! I feel violated! I’m so angry
  9. Dontknowanymoreagain

    Dr's dont know what it is

    I have been going to Dr's for the past 3 years and no one seems to know what it is.. I get all kinds of answers and have spent hundreds of dollars on co-pays.. Please take a look at the picture and tell me what you think... Thanks
  10. Hi. I found this forum and could really do with some advice or someone to talk to. A few years ago I caught HSV-2 from my ex fiancé. He had an outbreak of a few sores when we slept together in the very early stages of us dating and told me it wasn’t anything to worry about and he had just caught himself on something. I became ill a month later and ended up in hospital. I was having really bad outbreaks as my immune system wasn’t great, and I still get outbreaks almost each month 4 years later both on my genitals and on my face. The night I remember seeing the sore, we slept together and then he wanted me to give him oral sex as it was painful for him to sleep with me. Stupidly I believed him, it didn’t look awful, just a few red marks. When I got my positive result, his behaviour towards me was awful. He blamed me for being weak, would shout and swear at me and watch me cry. Especially after consultations that had left me feeling so degraded. He didn’t want me to speak to my family or friends, and told me I had betrayed him for telling my mum and a doctor he had slept with a prostitute. He left me for a week saying he needed space, and the more ill I got the more horrible he was to me. I literally wanted to die. Those first few months are so mentally hard when you get diagnosed, and it was made even harder. Anyway, fast forward a year and I found a prescription. He had been treated for herpes BEFORE he had infected me. When I confronted him, he told me I was mentally unwell and hadn’t got over the death of my dad and was imagining things. He told me I was crazy, that no one would put up with me or love me except him. I broke off our engagement and 6 months later I finally found out the truth. He had known, and had also done this to another girl. The night we slept together and he had an outbreak, he had been told what to do at clinics to avoid spreading it, but said he refused to tell me or use protection because he was scared I would leave. He said he was ashamed and wanted to pretend he didn’t have it, he told me he took my choice away and it was easier to blame me for being weak with my outbreaks than it was to accept he had done this. And that he felt once we had each other we wouldn’t have to worry about finding anyone else. He said he had been horrible to me because actually he was angry with himself and it was his way of coping. He watched me for 9 days undiagnosed when my doctors thought it could be cervical cancer. That first outbreak is so painful and he knew what it was and could have told me or a doctor and allowed me to get medication. I lost all control of my bladder, it spread because I wasn’t aware what it was and I was mentally on the floor. I was made to feel dirty and ashamed for having herpes. I’m writing this, firstly to see if anyone has had anything similar. To be given this recklessly by someone you deeply love and trust who knows they have it and ignore all advice on how to prevent spreading it. Mentally that has destroyed me, especially after years of him saying I was crazy and unwell when all the time he was hiding a secret. Secondly, I really want him to face some sort of justice but I worry for a few reasons. I have enough evidence to prove he knew, and I think it can be classed as GBH. I’m worried because I don’t want to stigmatise HSV even more. He made me feel dirty and ashamed and that’s exactly what I’ve worked hard on telling myself it isn’t. I wouldn’t care a single bit if I had caught this by accident - but this wasn’t an accident. I totally get feeling embarrassed but to not tell someone before you sleep with someone, particularly if you’re having an active outbreak, is just so sick and twisted. Passing on herpes shouldn’t be an issue if you don’t know, but this is completely different and feels so wrong. I want him to face something, for everything he put me through both physically and mentally. And he still has no remorse for what he’s done which is the worst of it. I’m worried he will just keep on infecting women. Finally, we decided to go privately with some of the treatment as my doctors wouldn’t give me more than 7 days of antivirals at a time and I was having such bad outbreaks...one doctor didn’t even know what it was. I found an amazing guy in London and it allowed me to medicate more and just understand it more and he really changed my whole life in terms of dealing with it when I had outbreaks so often. When I separated with my ex I asked him to pay for the consultant I had been using, but he would only pay for it in return for me signing a non disclosure agreement so no one could find out what he had done. So now I feel gagged and silenced with no idea of what to do. I feel ashamed of even asking him to pay for it: in financially secure but I just wanted him to have to accept some kind of responsibility. He even tried to pay me money not to go to the police, which I didn’t sign. I just wanted to reach out to you all, and see what you think. I want to stop someone doing this, and using an infection as a way of sort of trapping someone and then mentally controlling them. I almost took my own life because I felt weak and like I had let him down. But I also worry that I would have a backlash of people saying that herpes isn’t anything bad. I certainly don’t feel that when I have painful outbreaks or mentally from what he did. I can’t imagine not telling someone especially when I had a sore outbreak. As I say, I would feel totally different if this was an accident, but this is someone knowing what they have and using it to hurt people
  11. Dq1391

    Hsv2 oral sex transmission?

    I've been trying to find an answer to this for awhile. I contracted hsv2 orally from going down on a girl a month ago and she gave me oral and transmitted me herpes in my penis. I'm not going to be intimate with anyone until I start taking valtrex daily indefinitely.......I want to know, if I have oral intercourse with another girl and I'm taking preventative meds and not having a outbreak, can I eat her out and she give me oral without a condom and even make out with her and not transmit hsv2 to her?? I hear that daily valtrex drops the transmition rate to another person by 77 percent I read. It's wierd and not fun at all to get head with a condom on, and I can't tell my lady friend that I have herpes or she won't touch me ever again and might tell other people....I always wear a condom for vaginal intercourse anyway, even before got sick with Hsv2 Let me know what you guys think. Thanks for the help!
  12. Hi everybody, I'm 27 and I got genital and oral herpes over a month ago from a one night stand I had...I got symptoms within 6 hours after intercourse and we only did oral sex on eachother. For the last month my life has been hell with flu like symptoms and burning in my genitals and feet. I have no insurance at the moment and can't take valtrex indefinitely.I tried planned parenthood but they r too expensive for me and won't help me unless I have insurance....I feel like my life is over. I have been working on agonizing pain and taking painkillers...I also don't think i can ever have a care free sex life ever agian. Just posting to see if anybody can give me info to possibly help me.
  13. So I lost my info to my other account but about 3 years ago I was diagnosed with HSV2. Only 17 Had Only had sex less than a handful of times. The close friend I gave my virginity to, my boyfriend I was on and off with due to me breaking up with him, and my first No strings art attached encounter (which was still with a male friend I knew well). Nobody has ever stepped forward to take claim of my diagnosis or to apologize and be accountable. I still remember that night in the emergency room after being in pain for over a week and my mom sitting there telling me if it was serious she "wasn't going to help me" as soon as we walked out the doors that night. Not only that , she cut my phone off the next day so my doctors couldn't call me with my results. They called her so even though I know I have it and took the antivirals to clear it up I never really got that closure from anyone. The people in the ER didn't offer much insight except "It's not life threatening, it's not that serious, and to just wear a condom if I'm having sex specifically during an outbreak but that I wouldn't be having sex during an outbreak because it'd hurt." . After long long nights of losing myself to the mercy of google I stumbled across this site and though some stories completely made me obsess more, I will say it has helped me tremendously. My mother and I haven't talked about my diagnosis since, and so I don't feel comfortable crying to her. IM HAVING MY FIRST MAJOR OB SINCE THAT NIGHT and I can not stop replaying everything in my head and feeling like a complete waste of space. I'm in pain, I can't get the burning to stop. I tried a cooling aloe based gel but if anything it's irritating the skin more, my care team at my hospital is taking a while to respond to help get a prescription in and I just feel alone in all this. I know there's nothing unique about my case and that I should be more than grateful i haven't been having horrible back to back OB's but shit. Like fuck me , I just don't understand.
  14. I had unprotected sex November 16th 2019. I tested positive for HSV2 on December 10th >5 (igg) , retested December 14 and now stated >13.80 (igg quest). Today is December 16th and I have yet to have any symptoms or lesions anywhere. HOWEVER, a Week later after exposure I had a sore throat to where drinking and swallowing was very painful for about a week. I know she Has HSV2 because she told me (deceivingly too late) and I understand HSV2 is rare in the throat but could this be my case? I hope so. No initial OB on my genitals in 30 days since exposure with no medications. p.s I still take no medication.
  15. Hi all, It's been now 24 days since I’ve touched a girl’s vagina and then forgot to wash my hands and about an hour later touched my own private. There was no sex. I’ve been to different doctors explained to them what happened and all say the same, chances of getting herpes this way is minor. today in both my thighs I noticed burning but thought it’s just dry skin because I have been having issues with my skin drying up the last two weeks especially my hands. So I checked tonight and there’s this paper-cut in my right thigh. https://ibb.co/mD0G9FW after doing some research I am a bit freaked out to know that hsv can cause similar symptoms. does this look like something that could be an initial outbreak or could this be to do with something else? Thanks,
  16. This week I went to an Urgent Care with the complaints of vaginal itching.. Today I just so happened to look at my visit summary and noticed that Herpes Virus 8 DNA Real-Time PCR was ordered. Is this test normally used for genital herpes??? I’m confused
  17. Hi, Suppose both husband and wife are positive for HSV 2 and symptoms are not present. No treatment going on. Can try for children and have healthy baby without any risk of passing infection to baby?? For sure we will go for C-section delivery but still want to know any risk after this?? I have read in recent studies that baby may get herpes virus DNA from parents in the uterus like other DNA. Is that DNA cause severe symptoms in baby for herpes? Can this virus passes to baby via placenta in mother's uterus?? Please advise.
  18. Hi All, As we know or read everywhere that 90% of people don't know about they have herpes because they don't get symptoms. If only IgG test getting positive and no symptoms then can we do the PCR test on blood sample?? As symptomless person can not be swabed specially male patient. How accurate PCR test on blood. If someone took treatment by considering IgG positive, if he want to confirm if treatment working or not can be confirmed by PCR on blood?? After treatment as well IgG may take time to go negative but can we check virus DNA particles in blood using PCR?? I have read on Mayo clinic that PCR qualitative DNA on blood are effective test for herpes Virus. Please share your opinion. If anyone did PCR on blood found positive?? Or PCR DNA on blood always comes negative??
  19. Hello everyone. Hope everyone is doing okay with their life. I am from Malaysia. I have done 2 blood tests for HSV1 & HSV2. Both are type specific IgG test. I would like to share my results: My first test Done after 7 weeks of last exposure. *Herpes Simplex Type I IgG : 1.52 (Negative <0.90 Equivocal 0.90-0.99 Positive >=1.00) *Herpes Simplex Type II IgG : 1.34 (Negative <0.90 Equivocal 0.90-0.99 Positive >=1.00) My second test Done after 14 weeks of last exposure. This test was done in a different lab compared to the first test. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type I lgG Reactive Elisa value of HSV type 1 lgG 405.6 U/mL Non-reactive <6.0 Herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2 lgG Non-Reactive Elisa value of HSV type 2 lgG 0.6 U/mL Non-reactive <5.0 I also have a question if anyone is interested to answer. My first test has the result in the form of index value which is pretty much standard to everywhere I see on the net. As my first result has yielded a low positive index values, that was the reason I repeated the test. However my second test is in the unit of U/mL which I can't find on the net. Does anyone knows how to convert from this unit to the standard index value? Thanks for reading.
  20. Not a cure - but making strides https://www.newscientist.com/article/2217255-herpes-vaccine-to-be-tested-in-humans-after-best-result-yet-in-animals/
  21. Really bummed to see that excision bio delayed all their phase 1 clinical trials especially the HSV1/2 - they had initially been set to start in 2021 now delayed til 2023. I figured with the amazing news surrounding their HIV research that it would have sped up the process, not delay it. Thoughts/opinions on why they may have done this? https://excisionbio.com/pipeline/
  22. Hi guys, this is my first post but honestly i´ve been lurking around for a while (lol ikr) Lets get to it. I had unprotected sex with a friend, she claims she´s clean and two months later i noticed this in my pubic area. No itching, no pain, no flu simptoms just these lil fuckers (sorry for coursing) I went to the doctor and he claims thats not HSV2 but i live in south america and honestly i dont trust doctors, i made another appointment with another doctow this week. Also i had blood test done and it came out negative, but im waiting to the 13 week to be sure. Im extremely paranoid and anxious about STD´s so u can imagine im dying over here. Its been around 5 days that hey appeared and havent changed, like i mean they havent became ulcers or crust. Sorry if my English is kind of sloppy its not my native language. I really would love to have an idea of what this is or could be, and what to expect if its HSV2. Im currently dating a girl and i told her about this so were not having sex until im sure i dont have anything, honetly im getting really paranoid. PHOTOS: https://imgur.com/gKS2D0r https://imgbbb.com/image/pAZKc
  23. SeeB89

    Hsv2 on butt?

    I was diagnosed in 2013 with hsv2. back in March, after I went to a public place & used the bathroom, I got a small bump on my butt. (May of been a coincidence but I remember it) Figured it wasn’t my hsv outbreak but still took my meds to suppress it, if it was. Now here we are, 5 months later & it’s gotten worse. More bumps & are on both buttocks. Could this just be hsv showing up in my butt/lower back region? Should I get tested again? Any oral ointment I can take? I take my acyclovir but it only suppresses for my mouth. Doesn’t even seem help for my lower body regions.
  24. Hi everyone . I’m just here to ask a question since I can’t seem to find an answer anywhere. I had unprotected sex with someone who has herpes2 . She stopped me after maybe 20 seconds of me being in her and told me I shouldn’t freak out but she has hsv 2 . So naturally now I’m freaking out. She seemed really confident telling me not to worry and that she hadn’t had an outbreak in years and that she’s had the virus since 16 years ago etc. basically she said I shouldn’t worry but than called me next day to apologize saying sorry I messed up. My question is how likely is it that I cough it from her, she says she was with someone 5 years and didn’t pass to him. But I think she’s dishonest . Also I read here people who have been with someone with hsv2 for years and never got it from their wives. How worried should I be? Thank you for any feed back. Also she takes meds as needed apparently.
  25. alsalam aliykom sisters and brothers im looking for 7alal inshaAllah .. i have been diagnosed hsv2 since 5 years ago .. my ex wife passed it to me .. i was 32 years old virgin man .. she was my first but ..alhamdulillah i believe that every thing happens for reason .. anyway im here seeking 7alal so we can complete and love each other .. may Allah make it easy for us to find our ways E mail: mohammed_tempe@hotmail.com
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