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  1. NrsA

    New here

    Hi all I’m a 29 year old nurse. I recently found out I have hsv1 genital from oral sex. This was with a long time male friend. Who may or may not have know ... but he has ignored every message and call since this happened so he has no idea that he has given this t my breakout is just clearing up from Valtrex. I feel gross I feel like my sec life and love life is over and it was something I enjoyed. I’m young I travel the world and I feel like now my chances of meeting the love of my life are over. I’ve been crying in and off even at work lately. Idk how to cope. Does anyone with hsv1 via genitals have advice.. I was so confused at first that hsv 2 came back negative because I thought hsv 2 was strictly genital and vice versa. Any advice, comfort or anything anyone could give me would be so appreciated, I’m very much alone and scared. Thank you ❤️
  2. Can anyone out there elaborate for me the portiental risks and stats on having sex without condoms, but on antivirals? I’m very optimistic and would like to take this step with my girlfriend who has been wanting to make love without any condoms, but the thought of acidentally transmitting anything to her kills me. I know antivirals help suppress the virus and everyone is different, but if there is anybody out there who has gone through this successfully without transmitting anything to their significant other I’d sure appreciate any insight you might have!
  3. Hello, I'm new here. I just recently got results but can't speak to a doctor until next week. Can someone help me with my results? I'm freaking out... 1gG 44.50 H (0.00-0.90 index) 2gG <0.91 (0.00-0.90 index)
  4. seanriley213


    Can I please get someone to talk to here?????? I think I'm drowning in pains
  5. Has anyone had a better experience with Valcyclrovir rather than Acyclovir?? Have been wondering which seems to suppress the virus more effectively and have been thinking about switching to Valcyclrovir as I’ve read that it combats the virus better since it had a better bioavailability? Which seems to work for y’all??
  6. C2018

    Has anyone tried this?

    Hi everyone I am new here as I have been recently diagnosed with hsv-2 through blood samples. I am heart broken and upset. I have been looking for any weird way to cure this as I feel like I can never be intimate or date again and the guy who gave it to me disappeared. I heard of the herpes blitz protocol it’s a shake or something like that has anyone tried it and it helped or has anyone tried it and realized it’s a scam. I will do anything to get rid of genital herpes.
  7. Misunderstood19

    Not sure

    About 2 weeks ago my vagina was ripped very badly while having sex. It went up the left side of my labia down in the crease of it. I ended up having sex again before it was full time healed which ripped it back open & caused it to be infected. I cleaned it with alcohol & peroxide along with putting neosporin or aquaphor on it to help it heal. That same day of finding out it was infected I only had a thong available to wear to work which I could feel it rubbing a spot raw in my butt close to my vagina. Later on about 3 days later other sores began to pop up. The cut itself & the spot on my buy was sore & hurt & I tried keeping them very clean. Only about one sore at a time would come up a day & they were perfectly round & red with a yellowish skin tone in the middle. They were not blisters just round sores (almost looked like canker sores) I went to the gyno she did a swab of the large cut but said she’s pretty sure it’s herpes & started me on the meds. He next day everyhing was mostly healed with the sores only being there for no more than 2 days & I had only started one pill of the herpes medication so that shouldn’t be why it’s already healed. I originally thought they were just ulcers from the original cut but my gyno seemed so sure they were herpes & I’m just not that sure about it. None of the photos of herpes I’ve seen looks anything like what I have on top of everything else I picked up a uti from constantly trying to keep the cut clean, before the sores popped up. I was also diagnosed with strep the day before I went to my gyno.
  8. Thomas29

    Is this genital herpes?

    Hi I’m new to this , I have recently been itching my bum crack crease and I think I’ve itrarsted it that much! They is no signs of blisters and i feel pretty fine with myself like no flu symptoms or swollen lymph nodes etc, I think I’ve just itched this area to much I’ve cracked the skin but me been me have searched it and now it’s coming up as genital herpes!!! I did have oral sex with a guy 4 months ago but He doesn’t have cold sores nor was visible on his mouth at the time and I didn’t have any lesions on my vagina or anything, but i did kiss him after having oral sex and I haven’t produced any cold sores on my lips either nor my mouth and if it was herpes I would of got this wouldn’t I on my lips? I am totally freaking out but could. Have some help please and as much advice as possible!
  9. last time i had sexual contact was 7 months ago . i took a herpes blood test 6 months after the act . the reason i done the test is because i had symptoms after a month after the sexual intercourse act . there was a bad rash on my penis genitals. which lasted a month roughly . when i done the test after 6 months i was tested negative for hsv 1 and hsv 2 . i also had it swabbed at a clinic and it came back negative when the first rash was showing . recently i became ill and had tonsilitis , swollen lympth nodes and tempratures , a rash has reappeared on my penis glands and under the foreskin can anyone explain what this rash is . it isnt itchy , it doesn't hurt either .
  10. Hey everyone! I've seen a various posts across various forums regarding disclosing (or not) and have seen a bit of a trend in people thinking that it's 'hard to pass' with one encounter (lol) condoms make it impossible to pass, blah blah blah. So let's just try to compile some short & sweet answers to some basic H transmissions stories and questions...Could be helpful in many ways to lots of people! 1. Did your giver: show symptoms / asymptomatic / disclose H to you? 2. Protected or unprotected? Oral/vaginal/anal? 3. How many encountrs with giver? (time frame of encounters ie. one weekend of several months?) 4. How were you diagnosed? (swab or blood test) 5. Are you a symptomatic carrier (showed signs ie. outbreak) or asymptomatic (never showed signs, diagnosed by blood work) 6. How long from sexual exposure did you start to show symptoms? 7. How long did your primary outbreak last? How frequent have your recurrences been? (ie. one a month/year?) 8. How long have you been H+? 9. Are you on antivirals only during outbreak or suppressive therapy? Or have you gone the natural route? 10. Words or wisdom/support for newbies? ********** I'll go first... 1. No visible signs of H. Asymptomatic carrier not diagnosed with at the time so no disclosure. 2. Unprotected vaginal/oral. 3. 2x in a weekend (Friday night and Sunday morning) 4. Positive swab test during terrify primary outbreak. 5. Symptomatic HSV2+ 6. Friday/Sunday sex; initial first symptoms started Tuesday and quickly got aggressive. (in hospital by next Sunday) 7. OB lasted a few weeks. Cleared up, then I had a couple minor recurrences due to alcohol in following weeks but MINOR in comparison (just more annoying not excruciatingly painful) still working through this ATM. 8. I was infected Mar9/18 - diagnosed with Mar23/18. 9. Antivirals during primary OB; lots of supplements and vitamins every day now and have changed my diet. 10. It does get better. Not back to normal better, but better. Take care of yourself and do whatever it needs for you to heal physically and emotionally. Find a good friend/family member/counsellor to confide in to help lessen the burden you are carrying. Get wine drunk with a friend and cry all night. Go to the top of a mountain and scream at the top of your lungs. Amazon shop till you max out your credit card buying things that make you happy. Hope this can help some peope! Love & light everyone! x
  11. Hello world! I had my first HSV2 outbreak 8 years ago. The first one is the worst -- the actual outbreak hurts like hell. The outbreak itself was very tiny and localized in a small genital area. However It came with side effects I didn't expect like an acute and intense tingling sensation in my lower back, buttocks, and spread down to my feet/toes. Fast forward years. I rarely get actual outbreaks if ever. But I do experience that intense nerve pain I remember that comes before an outbreak manifests as a skin lesion. So now the outbreaks don't happen, but the prodrome pre-tingles happen often. Except now those piercing sharp tingles aren't just perceptible in the aforementioned areas. I feel it all over my body intermittently - neck, shoulders, arm, yes leg and lower back, foot, etc.. To emphasize, I never experienced any chronic pain remotely similar to "herpes tingles" pre- first HSV 2 outbreak. Several Questions: Does this pain sound familiar to you? Has it migrated outside of where it was when you first had an outbreak? When I bring this up to multiple doctors, I'm baffled that they have no idea what I'm talking about. Or don't see the connection between the nerve(?) /lymph node (?) pain / neuralgia/ paresthesia and HSV. Every time I see a "Lyrica" commercial for fibromyalgia I think to myself, "well this is fucking it. this is what I'm feeling/experiencing in my body." Is there a link between fibromyalgia and herpes? I wonder how many patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia have either HSV 1/ HSV 2/ shingles/ varicella-zoster viruses or something related? It seems to me there is a there there. But I also feel I'm being gas lit by the world and that in general researchers / HCPs are too "embarrassed" to even commit to research around the "not talked about" symptoms of HSV; or even HSV in general. How can herpes be so "common" and yet not a single medical professional is conversant in the totality of the disease or specializing in it? >_< Not related, but where can I purchase acyclovir cream? That stuff is like contraband in the USA lol. ugh this country sucks in this arena.
  12. Ms Minni Mouse


    Im a newly diagnosed and need some advice. What creams are okay to use on the affected areas on my genitals? The doctor gave my a numbing cream but its not very good. Can i use petroleum jelly? Or E45 cream? Or Savlon? Please help me. XoXo Ms Mini Mouse
  13. Since May I have been taking Valtrex. At first it was 500mg once a day then it increased to 1000mg once a day in June after frequent outbreaks persisted. I've had a total of 9 outbreaks since May and was diagnosed with hsv2 in March of this year. The past three weeks I've had severe dizziness, especially when lying down and getting up in the mornings. Today my doctor suggested taking acyclovir 400mg twice a day. Has anyone switched from acyclovir to valtrex and experienced better results/less breakouts?
  14. Hello everyone. I've never joined a forum before so I am curious to meet you all. Here's some background: My ex-bf gave me genital herpes back in 2010 - it passed from his cold sore through oral sex (neither of us had any idea that this could happen - we were only 20 years old). I was diagnosed with GHSV-1. I had really awful symptoms this first time - I was really ill for around 10-14 days with muscular pain, tiredness and huge lesions on my vagina (even the doctors were shocked when they saw it!) that have even left some scarring. I initially went through all the feelings that everyone else on here has described: anxiety, fear, shame, guilt... I was very depressed, upset, "why me?" etc. When my boyfriend and I broke up (for unrelated reasons) around 9 months later, I became very sad and scared again that I would never be able to meet anyone else that would want to sleep with me, let alone be my life partner. As I started educating myself, however, I felt a little better about it (GHSV-1 is milder, reoccurrences are rarer, they get less severe with time etc.) I was told by the sexual health nurse that if I didn't get a second outbreak in 1-2 years, the likelihood was that I would never have another one again. I got on with my life and started to forget about it. I am fairly open about having herpes when it comes up in discussion with friends, passing it off as something happened to me back when I was 20, but isn't part of my life any more. Now, exactly 8 years on, after spending the weekend at a music festival (so running on low batteries and lack of sleep), I've gotten another outbreak. Smaller and less severe for sure, but tender, painful, very itchy and uncomfortable... and I am in total shock. I'm worried about the following things: - Has this 'opened the floodgates'? Will I now start getting more outbreaks more frequently, or is the likelihood that I won't get another outbreak for another 8 years, or more? - I know the outbreak occurred when I was run down.. but really, no more than I occasionally get two or three times a year (from working too hard, going out too late etc.).. so why this time? Will this happen every time/more often when I go to a festival or something from now on? - This outbreak has been accompanied by quite bad lower back pain and constipation (although this could also be because I started my period at the same time) - has anyone else experienced these symptoms? I'd love to know if anyone out there also had a break of around 5-10 years with no symptoms - and whether their next outbreak after that was sooner or later than that. Thank you to everybody for your input and support. I hope I can help others too with info about my story.
  15. Hi guys I am worried if I got herpes. I have gone to the doctor and they have all said I am fine, I recently had Oral sex from a girl I met. I had it done two times. The first time I was fine and the next time, I felt pain in my urine. Uti tests and stds tests expect for Herpes was done and I was good. The pain went away but I have these red sores and I am confused if they are anything? The doctor said they are normal but I just want some feedback. Thank you guys please comment. My pictures are there https://ibb.co/mV8jbp https://ibb.co/jqnubp https://ibb.co/fGze99 https://ibb.co/dP6gNU https://ibb.co/m9Sz99 https://ibb.co/jcfK99 https://ibb.co/nbg4bp https://ibb.co/kxv82U https://ibb.co/enKCU9
  16. arorasmith

    Drunk and Dumb

    Ok so.... i was very drunk last night and I started fooling around with a boy who doesn’t have the HSV2 virus... We “dry” humped and I mean he had a Condom on and my vaginal lips are quit large so my vagina wasn’t too exposed.. and then I remember him inserting his penis in, but only once and I said “no” so he stopped but then we continued to fool around.. i just want to know what are the chances of him contacting HSV2 if there was a condom on and I didn’t have any Out Breaks etc.... Help me SOS
  17. Locs

    I gave my partner herpes

    I gave my partner oral herpes but I haven’t told him yet. I was just diagnosed 2 days ago. A little background, I’m a normal 20 something year old. I have been having sex with my partner for about 7 months now. When we first started messing around it was more so of a thing that “just happened” (protection was used) around this time he was also talking to another girl as well. We eventually just started hanging out more and we got closer. We’re together all the time, even though we never actually said we were boyfriend and girlfriend. Back in june I was raped by my boss ( he didn’t use protection) I told my partner and we’ve been working through the problem together. My roommate also told me after 2 months of living together that she has type 2 herpes. I was only frustrated with her because she didn’t tell me before we moved in. Not that it would have changed anything, just that I would have taken better precautions because we share practically everything. I was open with him about me feeling sore down there before I went for a check up. We both thought that I just had gotten a cut from rough sex. He performs oral on me often and he told me how he saw the “cuts” as well but he still proceeded to perform oral a little until i told him it felt too uncomfortable. After that incident we haven’t been having sex until I felt better. (I’m pretty sure that’s the moment I passed my virus on.) I took it upon myself to look at my “cuts” in a hand mirror and it looked too serious to just be from rough sex. I’m not sure if my roommate, him, or my rapist passed it on or maybe I have had it and not known. I just really don’t know how to tell him. The hardest part about having this is that I can pass it on. I just feel so low. And now all I can think about is my rapist and how he could have possibly gave it to me. I ruined my partners life and I’ve been trying to build the courage to tell him.
  18. Every time I have sex, the foreskin of my penis swells. It looks like a donut around the head, and I’m circumcised. Tonight, I noticed red splotches that weren’t there earlier today. They are one the shaft, but most have appeared on my scrotum. I know I need to get tested anyway, but i’ve Been trying to self diagnose and it’s driving me crazy. Somethings say it’s balantis.. but that could just be a yeast infection.. but can also be caused by herpes.. the spots haven’t formed into blisters, but they literally appeared out of nowhere. A few weeks ago, I had experienced a rather intense irritation of the head and foreskin, and that’s when the swelling started.. the glans was extremely sensitive, there was major swelling and redness, and a few raised bumps.. but nothing that popped or leaked fluid. Also inside the glans looked white, like dead skin cells.. but there was no discharge, but did effect the stream of urine and made it hard and painful to pee. All those symptoms are now gone.. with the exception of the swelling. And the red spots are new.
  19. Kristenmjp

    Freaked out my partner?

    I've had a grant total of one sexual partner and from him, I contracted genital herpes. I made sure to tell him immediately upon being diagnosed, but just recently (it's been a few months since the diagnosis) we had our first real discussion about my herpes. He started to freak out a little bit, and he was scared since we had sex without a condom, that now he has it, and he's wondering how the heck he got it, and just generally he was bugging about it. He never even knew he had it until I contracted it myself, so I guess he's still coming to terms with it? Anything I could do to help him?
  20. Dear all, first of, i’m thankful I found this website. I’ve been diagnosed with genital warts a few months back since April and it hasn’t been pleasant. As I was doing my treatment for genital warts, immediately as I went home I realised some small bumps which then immediately turned into huge yellow ulcers that really hurts like shit. Hence I went back to my doctor the next day and she was surprised as well, 1. Is there a chance of contacting genital herpes from oral sex? 2. I do not have any blisters Nor rashes but these sores does hurts and pee-ing is just terrible, it burns so much. 3. How do one survive with being diagosed with herpes? 4. Any chances of soothing the huge sores that i’ve have? 5. I’ve been given some anti-vira medication, any idea how Long does the outbreak takes? 6. Does that means there’ll be no more unprotected sex from now on as I might pass this virus to my partner? 7. Pretty sure I’ve gotten it from this Australian guy, but I haven’t been able to tell him to go for a check up and all. Please feel free to give me suggestions and ideas on this thread as i’m In a lost now and have completely no idea what’s the next step. I can’t seem to upload the photos of the sore here, so if anyone could help, please let me know as i’m Desperate to clear the pain.
  21. _josafeen_

    Brooklyn support

    Wondering if anyone in Brooklyn is interested in chatting? Meeting up? Or just share info about OB management, lifestyle tips, support groups etc. I'm brand new to this & looking for some connections to help me (& others like me) not feel so alone.
  22. My boyfriend and I had semi rough sex about 4 days ago. After the 3rd day I had some pretty bad pain, swelling, itchiness, light bleeding and pain when urinating. I’ve also noticed I have to go pee a lot more. On the fourth day it felt a little better, not as bad pain when urinating or none at all, the pain and itch isn’t as bad and swelling is gone but I still took a look and found these white circles with redness around them, they’re the only thing that hurts now besides urinating. I still have to go pee a lot though unfortunately, and the bleeding has increased a little. They’re on the vaginal opening and there’s multiple ones. That’s the only place where they are and I’ve never experienced anything like this before! Could this be herpes or from the friction? I would love to post a picture but every picture I take is too big to post
  23. Blaise121090

    Wanted your opinion

    Hi guys, I think I've gotten genital herpes and have been going through the forum for sometime now. I am guessing my sores have broken down and there are scabs now. Thinking of getting a test in 2 weeks. I did take acyclovir and it helped bring down lymph swelling. I had that weird tingling effect too which seems to have reduced. All after I started acyclovir so I am guessing it's hsv. Would like to know your opinion too.
  24. Fucksake

    Feeling extremely sad

    A couple days ago, just before the weekend, I noticed what looked like ulcers. They were internal and external. Everytome I tried to wee the pain led me to tears, I started filling a bath tub up to try help the pain but it didn’t do much walking was a struggle and even to sit on a chair. I rang my work and said I have a water infection, and have stayed in my room crying in pain. I go on holiday Friday so I’m even more upset, I can’t bare to tell my mum. I am only 19 and have a loving boyfriend who understands the situation and is supportive. I booked an emergency appointment to go to the doctors as soon as Monday came around and after painful swabs and examinations, they suspected Herpes. I was already waiting to hear that so showed little emotion until I reached my car. They gave me a 5 day course of Aciclovir which I have started today. I have ulcers at the back of my throat causing pain and difficulty swallowing. Everything seems to be going down hill I thought it was easing off as it wasn’t as swollen downstairs just most the pain in my mouth. However today, the pain seems to have came back a bit more however peeing is easier. Along with this I have been experiencing never ending watery yellow discharge, I carry a towel around with me and sleep on one too. When will the discharge stop. Today the discharge has been coming out more of a grey whitish colour sometimes looking a bit red maybe from a spilt ulcer inside? I am a person who worries tremendously which doesn’t help. My wee has a awful smell to it and can be very yellow dispite drinking plenty. I have had ulcers appear on my anus yesterday which is another pain to the situation. Also red little bumps around my groin and a cluster in my stomach but I did shave that area so not sure which it is. I really hope these tablets work I don’t know how much longer I can take, I feel so disgusting. The tablets have made me feel slightly off but nothing I can’t handle, anyone have similar experience to me? Any advice too? Thanks.
  25. Fucksake

    First OB

    Today I started treatment to help my first outbreak. However, I thought it was starting to get back but then when I started my treatment more sores seemed to have appeared. They’re stinging so much right now and it’s stoppig me from sleeping. When will it end!!!! Has anyone had a similar first OB in regards to more appearing after treatment?? How long did your first OB last?
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