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  1. So I was diagnosed with GHSV1 about five months ago. Even though I ended up disclosing to four of my amazing friends, I was dating a guy prior to finding out that I was a carrier of HSV (he’s not the guy who I got it from) and let’s just say he didn’t take it as well as I thought. Recently, this summer some guy who I’ve crossed paths with on multiple occasions over the last couple of years have come back into my life and we fell in love really quickly. Sadly, we ended up having sex prior to me telling him about this new chapter in my life. Thankfully I did end up telling him (just telling him that I get cold sores but not where because I haven’t had any outbreaks since my initial) and surprisingly he was still very willing to continue what we had going on. He recently got checked and surprisingly he doesn’t have it. How can I go about making sure I don’t transmit it to him? I do see us being together long term and want to do everything in my power to prevent him from getting HSV. Hoping to receive advice from women who have ghsv1 (and 2 I guess) and have been in long term relationships with a male partner.
  2. Ely

    My hsv story

    My wedding with virus, one day I was with my friends I get Drunk badly I end up with lady nice looking she give me a bj without protection, few day later I notice small bump red in color on my penis I thought it was nothig but after 10 day of exposure I went to clinic and made some tests I was negative to all but hsv positive igg not the igm before I get result I took azithromycin 4x250mg at once same night I get the pink eye both eyes blurry vision watery swolen tissue around eyes couple days after hm to be precise 18 days after exposure my glans was swolen I get balanitis with white chunks under foreskin, also bad inflamation of bladder urethra inflamation and pain in testicles i didn't have blisters or numbness tingeling nop i get swabed inside urethra and they took my urine they think is chlamidia or.. They didn't test me on herp, they find yielded moderate growth of enterococcus faecalis in my urine also in urethra is it possible that I already have hsv From childhood and I contracted another on genitals, or can this bacteria produce this problem after course of antibiotics all stops balanitis is wanish al pain, now I am waiting or reccurence or 12 weeks to test again is anyone know the difference
  3. 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??
  4. 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/
  5. it’s coming up on a year since I was infected by HSV1 down there... I am very careful about who I sleep with and I ended up having sex with a fucking pastor... we did it once with a condom. And the second time we didn’t have one. He had no signs of an outbreak or ANY symptoms on his penis... but the night we had sex, I woke up in the middle of the night and immediately had burning when I peed. I thought it could’ve been the beginning of an UTI because I didn’t pee after sex (which I usually do)... but then the next couple of days I was very sick. Flu like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever... then EXACTLY two weeks later the outbreak started ... I thought it was a hemorrhoid or discomfort due to the diarrhea... (sorry for the details but I’ve never been able to tell anyone and I need to free myself of this) ... so then the bumps came and I went to planned parenthood. She told me it didn’t look like genital herpes and it was probably just irritation from wiping ... the night after I left the clinic it got worst and I immediately knew... deep down. But I still kept faith. Until I got the call. I had HSV1. On my asshole. He gave me oral and TRIED ago put it in there but I wouldn’t let him. I only felt comfortable to tell him. And when I did he denied it and said there was no ya I got it from him and that he’d prove it. I forgave him. We never had sex again but he helps me out financially here and there and we meet for lunch/dinner now and then. He’s tried to have sex again but I always avoid it and make excuses on why I have to go home. Sooooo now I haven’t got an outbreak ever since the initial one... until a couple of weeks ago. I was drinking and was drunk and he was trying to play other my .... he licked his fingers and was attempting to finger me, asking if we could have sex... UNPROTECTED. but I moved his hand and again made an excuse on why I had to leave. Now two weeks after that day I’ve had another outbreak. Which brought back very harsh feelings and memories so I brought it up to him again bd told him. He still won’t admit he has it. He told me he would get tested since last year and prove me ring with the results. Still nothing. IS THERE ANY WHERE WE CAN GO TO GET IMMEDIATE RESULTS? I WILL PAY! I don’t want to wait and I don’t want him to try to lie or cover it up. Please help me. All fingers point at him, I wasn’t with anyone else around these times... why would he try to risk having unprotected sex wither if it wasn’t him? Please I need any advice.... this is killing me inside
  6. Hello All, Almost 2 years ago I had protected sex with couple of prostitutes. It was always protected even including oral. After a 4 or 5 days, I experienced itching on my base of shaft and eventually some very tiny blister appeared below the mushroom. After a week after the exposure, couple of red dots appeared on the penis tip and after 4 days disappeared. I had flu like symptoms after a month. After 3 weeks of my exposure, I did some general HSV blood test which turned out to be positive. But everyone in this forum said it is useless test as it was not ELISA and type specific. After 7 weeks of the exposure, I did another type specific ELISA test which came negative for both HSV. After 11 weeks after the exposure, my HSV1 blood test showed positive with high level of 3.5 where anything more than 1.2 was positive. I did one more test after 8 months, it was again positive for HSV1. HSV2 was always negative in all these tests. My penis tip below the mushroom burns most of the time. Sometime burning is more and sometime it is less. But it is always there 80% of the time. The tiny blisters below the mushroom do not go away. I had typical outbreak once and that was after one year after the exposure. I had blisters on right testicle and near anus (also right side). But there were no blisters on penis. Unfortunately I could not see a doctor that time as I was in a foreign country. I consulted few good doctors but all say it is not herpes. They say it is pearly penile papules (ppp). But I’m sure these were not there before the exposure. They have run tests for Hepatitis C, VDRL (syphilis), KOH test (swabbed for fungi) and all are negative. I have not yet tried antivirals because doctors not prescribed them. I don’t remember having oral HSV1 from childhood. I may not have one currently. Most probably I have GSHV1. My concern is never ending burning sensation even though there is no sign of outbreak. Sorry for the picture. I’ll try to see a different doctor. But I need some relief from this burning sensation. Please help.
  7. 23year old Female; Been a year since a swab came back HVS1 positive on my vag! I’ve never had an STI in my life and Really compared to my friends have only had sex a handful of times.. so why me. *Tear sliding down my face. 6 partners.. 2 of which were after my first outbreak (unprotected one nighters - clearly didn’t learn my lesson) I didn’t tell them, is that bad of me? They didn’t ask.. and after all it’s just a cold sore nore was I having a flare up at the time I actually forgot I had it for a while! I have endlessly trolled website after website..most of them contradicting others, I feel like I know more now then any doctor ever could! On my year anversery of contracting this thing I had a nasty flare up. 5 weeks. To be fair though no where near as painful as my first! Had I of not left it four weeks to get the antivirals I feel like it wouldn’t have been half as bad - this makes me feel a little better knowing it’s not going to be as bad as my first although I do here you can get them in you wee hole *ekkkkkkk that scares me. Anyways.. I want to know anything and everything about your experiences! Triggers - food, sex, exhaustion, periods (or periods/ hormones effect HSV 2 more so)?? I just started a very physical job when I got my first and current reoccurance riding race horses in the saddle for 5 hours+ 6 days a weeks do you think irritation had somthing to do with it? I wasn’t sleeping well either so maybe I was exhausted? Reoccurance rate Do you tell your boyfriends Do you pretend your one of those people who don’t know untill they get a flare up - has that ever worked against you? Do you just say you get cold sores? If both has ghsv 1 can we have sex or will it still spread? I went to a sexual health clinic after the outbreak upset and crying.. I asked if my sex life was over she basically laughed in my face and went don’t be stupid, I wouldn’t even tell them you have it! The question is what if I was to have a flare up.. and with this new job I worried flare ups are going to happen quite often! After all it is just a cold sore. Thanks
  8. Learningtolivewithhsv

    Advice for GHSV-1

    So I made it to month four without a visible sign of an outbreak. I had a really bad outbreak in the ending of April and was diagnosed with GHSV1. My initial outbreak took about a month to heal and left scars (a lighter pigmentation from my overall complexion on my genitals). Sadly I have been ridiculously paranoid to the point I have taken two 7 day treatments of Valtrex. More than likely it was probably just yeast infections (I get them way more than I should, even before getting hsv). I also take lysine twice a day and three times a day when I feel like an outbreak is coming on. I’ve been applying tea tree to my genitals everyday since getting diagnosed to dry out any potential outbreaks that are present that I possibly mistake for an ingrown hair. When does the worrying stop? How often have anyone on this forum with GHSV1 get outbreaks? What’s are some good tips and tricks?
  9. June 3rd I may of been exposed to Herpes. Performed oral and vaginal sex with a one night stand. A few days later, "felt off" and got tested on the 7th (negative for all stds, but not tested for herpes) Took a round of Doxycycline the following week around the 14th for a few days as I was feeling extremely Hot and urinating frequently. It seemed to help for an instant, however still feeling off. Tested again n the 28th - Negative for all stds including HSV igg however positive for HSV igm with an index of 1.14 (Positive being anything greater than 1.1) *approximately 26 days after suspected exposure Dr. prescribed Valacyclovir 2x day. Started taking medication July 2nd. Pain and discomfort in the penis continuing. With sensations in the pelvic area and kidneys. Tested again on July 20th - Negative for all stds and HSV igg/igm. Tested again August 6th - Negative for all stds and HSV igg/igm. I have been taking valacyclovir since July 2nd 2x daily. I have felt just not right since the possible exposure date (or shortly after). My penis has gone through feelings of tingling sensations, heat, pain but not to touch, pain in my pelvis. Things seemed to of started with a burning sensation in the inner thigh. I feel as I am having shooting sensation in my legs and occasionally have an itchy/tingle around where my pubic hair is from time to time. Hell, today and maybe yesterday I've noticed tingling in my scalp. I tried again today to not take the valacyclovir and lasted until about 11:30 am after waking up around 8 am. My lips and the skin around my face starts to burn and the tingling around the pubic hair area of my genitals increase in its sensations. It's almost as a sleeping demon is waking up when I don't take the meds. When I take it, it takes about a day or so for things to get back in control. My penis/genitals have also not smelled the same since. It seems my scent has changed. Today is day 68 - is this how it's going to be forever? I am worried I have this all over my face as the burning is in the corners of my mouth and down my chin, as well as my nose. I have not shown any sores however I do feel my penis and scrotum has felt hot and sometimes red, typically on the head of the penis at the urethra. Multiple dr's say it looks normal to them. I am so lost and feel like I am falling apart physically, mentally and emotionally. I guess I just wait until week 12 (in a few more weeks) to maybe test positive... but then what?
  10. Learningtolivewithhsv

    First disclosure. PRAY FOR ME

    So I am new to the herpes world. I was diagnosed with ghsv-1 on May 17th. I was dating two guys at once (one I was sexually active with and someone else). The last person I had sex with, I am pretty sure he’s the one that gave it to me. I did disclose to all of my sex partners using text free because I was too embarrassed to reveal myself. But anyway, today I disclosed to the other guy I was seeing when I found out that I was gHSV-1 positive. We have been seeing one another one to two time a week and have planned basically our whole summer out. Even though he wanted to take it slow we are most definitely sexually attracted to one another and planned on having sex somewhere along the lines. This morning I decided to disclose via text that I have ghsv-1. I gave him some fact/transmission rates and have left everything in his hands. He’s currently at work and asked if it’ll be okay for him to call me when he gets off. Let’s see how this turns out. I am prepared for the worst, but hoping for the best. I will keep you guys posted.
  11. Hi! I just want to say how happy I was to discover this site! Being diagnosed can feel so lonely and absolutely NO ONE can even begin to imagine how painful this is. I just want to share the story of how I got diagnosed about 5 months ago and I’ve have three outbreaks since. I am not 100% sure how I got it because I had only been with my current boyfriend who was a virgin before me. I had an outbreak 5 months into our relationship and it was such a hard time because it was right when a very popular tv show I was on started the season. I was secretly having the worst time while all my friends and family thought I must be so happy to be on TV for this series. Prior to dating my current boyfriend, the last time I had sex was a year and 2 months before the outbreak. The doctors always assured me it was extremely unlikely I got it from that partner so I was left in a place of confusion. I have oral herpes on my vagina and no one knows who it’s from.. and also my boyfriend got testing and was negative. I stopped questioning where I got it from cause it wouldn’t make the physical pain any less. Now I live in fear of infecting my boyfriend and I would never wish an outbreak on my worst enemy. It would hurt me so bad to give it to him. After the initial diagnosis, it took me a little more than a month to completely heal. I’m currently going through a back to back outbreak. I JUST healed from one that was lower on my vagina and now I’m experience one where I’ve never had it before. It’s on the front of my vagina, right about my lips and the outbreak dominates a wide area. This is a very uncomfortable place to have an outbreak because it’s always rubbing against something . If anyone has gotten this far in this post, I’m asking if there are ANY solutions for the pain. There isn’t much knowledge that’s easily accessible on herpes on the internet and I’m sure it’s because of the stigma behind this virus, but it can happen to anyone and is surprisingly very common. I can never find actually useful information for the pain, but I will admit that when I had my first outbreak, smoking weed helped a lot. It stopped and/or lessened the pain significantly while I was high, but I don’t want to have to get high to numb the pain. I like natural remedies as well, I don’t like taking Advil’s unless I absolutely have to and I don’t take it for this cause it didn’t work for me in the past. If anyone else has GHSV1, (I’m assuming that stands for genital HSV1 cause this site is the first time I’ve seen that) please send natural remedies that have worked in the past for you. Anything that helps with GHSV2 would help too so feel free to share too, I’m just assuming something that helps the same exact virus as me might work best. Even if no one responds, it sure as hell feels good to just write me story and feel like I belong to a group of people who suffer the same thing as me. Forums like this should be recommended at the doctor cause no one ever talks about the depression that comes with this virus. Peace and love y’all! I hope anyone else reading with a current outbreak starts to feel better soon. This shit sucks but we in this together!
  12. hangirl

    Outbreak or Mind Games

    Ive have GHSV1 for two years and have not experienced an OB since my first initial one.. except for now i think. I was very stressed and worrisome, which caused me to get itchy down there, and now everytime i wipe i feel like there are blisters, but when i look there are none! im so confused and not sure if its just my mind trying to trick me, but i can sometimes feel them when i am sitting down, it feels like pins and needles.. has anyone else experienced this?? i dont know what to do! im trying to not think about it and 'think' my way out of this outbreak
  13. I was diagnosed with GHSV1 two years ago, i was in denial and still am. The doctor even said that what I had did not look like herpes. Dont know how or when i got it, and thats the worst part. I havent had an outbreak for two years, and i started feeling normal and honestly forgot i had it. I practiced safe sex but did not disclose my condition in fear of rejection. I have been taking Lysine and have been feeling great...until now. A former partner (who i never had sex with in any form), approached me saying he had gotten diagnosed HSV1, this brought back the stress, anxiety, fear, and depression I had gone through with my diagnosis. which then caused me to spiral into research and sleepless nights spent thinking how i will conquer this disease. After all the stress and research i am now feeling itchiness down there and pins and needles feelings, yet no blisters or rash. No clue if its my mind messing with me, or an actual outbreak (would be my first since my diagnosis). I guess i just need reassurance and consolation.. I feel lonely, no one knows i have this... The guy i am seeing now will not want me if i tell him... I keep convincing myself that if i take care of myself and continuously practice safe sex, i will never have to tell anyone until i meet my husband but i know that is not true... I have no where to go and dont know what to do.
  14. Learningtolivewithhsv

    HSV-1 genital

    So I was diagnosed with ghsv-1 about a month ago. I have been having problems with the lymph nodes in my neck. My outbreak on my genitals have cleared up so I am unsure why my lymph nodes are still in pain. Can I also have oral hsv-1? What should I do?
  15. Learningtolivewithhsv

    When should I disclose?

    So I just found out that I have herpes a little over two weeks ago. I am pretty sure I know who I contracted it from, but that is neither here nor there. I was dating two people (only sexually active with one). I no longer converse with the guy who I’ve contracted this from, but kept in contact with the other guy, let’s call him PT and we’ve been hitting it off really well. Sex isn’t really on the table for us because we both said that we wanted to wait for sex until we get to know one another better because we don’t want to rush anything. I can see something more forming between the two of us even though it’s still new. I want to tell him now, but I also want to get to know him better before disclosing this to him. We have a couple of dates lined up. What should I do? Please help
  16. ThoughtsBecomeThings

    Alkaline vegans vs arginine

    Hey everyone! Okay so I’ve been wondering for those on the site that may be alkaline vegan or have given that diet a try, how does the lysine/arginine thing work? I was looking up recipes and doing calculations and I noticed plenty of arginine in these diets and felt a touch frustrated. But then I thought: do people that are alkaline even have to worry about the arginine? I’m curious. Or do you just up your lysine supplements when you’re about to have something with plenty seeds and nuts for example? I’m not a vegan just yet, but seriously thinking about switching over. Now I only eat fish which is high in lysine but still acidifying.
  17. Learningtolivewithhsv

    Traveling with initial outbreak. HELP!!

    So I have recently been diagnosed with ghsv-1. I am traveling to Mexico soon tomorrow and my outbreak hasn’t completely healed as of yet. It’s been a week since taking the medicine and about a week and a half before noticing the outbreak. Even though it’s not painful to pass urine anymore but I’ve been pooping a lot and feel like I’m getting another outbreak inside of my anus. Are there any essentials that I should pack in order to subside the pain? Whilst home I’ve been taking epsom salt baths and adding tea tree oil to my sores.
  18. Learningtolivewithhsv

    Fairly new to this world

    Hey guys and girls, Yesterday I was diagnosed with genital hsv-1. I’ve been taking medicine for this since Tuesday though. Last week Saturday I had my first outbreak, I realized it on Friday, but thought it was an ingrown hair until the guy I was dating staring moving funny on Saturday morning (I haven’t received oral or penetration from him in like two weeks though). I went to urgent care on Saturday morning. When initially went to the DR he said it just looked as if my skin was irritated and gave me some cream to put on it. I know my body though so I failed to believe it was just irritated skin. He drew blood because he felt as if I didn’t have enough for the culture (he still performed one though). Anyway, I started researching to figure out how I could soothe my pain and decided to go to the free clinic where I lived. The obgyn looked at my outbreak and told me it was herpes. She also took a culture, but put me on medicine right away. I’ve been taking the medicine twice a day, have been using Dermoplast to numb my vag so I can use the bathroom (I haven’t used it in a couple of days though because it’s easier to use it without having to deal with it burning), taking epsom salt baths multiple times a day, using tea tree oil, and placing an ice pack on it at night. When i first thought I had HSV I wanted to die...like literally wanted to end it all because 9/10 I used condoms during sex and can literally count how many times I’ve had sex. But then I decided to just educate myself. Yesterday, dr #1 called me back for my results and told me it was genital hsv1. I feel like a lot of us forgets the danger of having unprotected oral. I’ve contacted all the partners I’ve ever had and told them to get checked for hsv 1 and 2 so they won’t infect an innocent girl. How do you guys deal with gHSV1? How often do you have recurrences? Are any of you on suppressive therapy?
  19. I am experiencing my second GHSV1 outbreak, exactly 1 year after my first GHSV1 outbreak in August 2016. I'm bummed to say the least, but mostly concerned with the way my GHSV1 is manifesting this time around. During my first outbreak, I had the classic prodromal symptoms of itchiness, common flu symptoms, and swollen lymph nodes on both sides of my groin. I had several small-ish bumps, and a group of tiny blisters at the top of my vulva: those seemed to be the only sores that stung and "opened." They also took the longest to heal. -- With my second outbreak beginning yesterday, my symptoms so far are milder. I only have a few tiny blisters at the top of my vulva again. However, I had no prodromal symptoms this time, unlike my initial outbreak. Noting the similar blisters and their location, I immediately started my reserve of Acyclovir, 400mg twice a day. That was 24 hours ago. I now feel stinging/itchiness in the blister area, and a small, dull-aching pain in the region. But with 1200mg of Acyclovir down the hatch, I'm surprised that I'm feeling heavy tenderness in my left lymph node, which has become fairly swollen in the last few of hours. Has anyone with GHSV1 experienced a later recurrent outbreak, accompanied by swollen lymph nodes? I want to know if this is normal for anyone else, and if I should now consider daily anti-viral therapy. I was advised against doing so originally due to lack of recurrences. *For peace of mind, I will go get another swab test completed to rule out a GHSV2 infection that I may have also contracted in August 2016 (boyfriend had both HSV1 and HSV2, but the diagnosis from my initial outbreak was an HSV1 positive swab.) Any insight is appreciated!
  20. I'm a 29 yr old male, otherwise healthy. Exactly 6 weeks ago I made a regretful mistake, and received unprotected oral sex from a stranger of unknown status. There was no genital to genital connection, only me receiving oral, and she was a worker. Approximately a week and a half later, my urethra started to burn consistently. Just always, all the time. Not really a painful burn, just a constant warm discomforting feeling. It did not burn more during urination, and actually in some ways felt relieving to urinate. At 2 weeks post encounter, I got a full panel of STD tests, everything came back negative EXCEPT for HSV-1 which showed 3.67 HSV-1 IgG. I would add that a little over 4 months earlier I tested negative for HSV-1/2 IgG. Naturally I was freaked out and convinced that they were related, but other than the constant warm feeling in my urethra I had shown no other symptoms at all in those first 2 weeks. Doctors at the clinic did a digital rectal exam, said my prostate was enlarged/sensitive, gave me Bactrim and sent me on my way. Unconvinced, I went to a urologist who did another exam, agreed on the diagnosis, dismissed this as new herpes, and told me to continue my treatment. The burning started to subside a bit on bactrim but not completely, so I went back and they figured I had acute bacterial prostatitis and gave me doxycycline. The burning started to subside and is now almost completely gone. Though occasionally it creeps back up on me still, even today, depending on the position I'm laying in or sitting in. Additionally I developed a few small bumps on my thigh, but they all had hair follicles in them, doctors said folliculitis which is not new to me, and told me if it was then it should clear in a day or so from antibiotics. Woke up the next morning and they were all gone. During this entire period, I've also had itching and tingling in my groin and thighs that has lasted for the entire 6 weeks, but seems to subside with jock itch cream and powder, before sneaking up again the next day. I've also had pereneal pain and a red rash, no blisters, lesions,or sores present anywhere on my body in 6 weeks. At this point, I still itch, I have pain and pinching in my thighs when sitting, and I have an urgent need to urinate whenever I lay down or sit for long periods. The urgency increases at night. I feel an occasional mild burning in the tip of my penis which comes and goes for the last few weeks, and still no visible signs of outbreak. I took another IgG at 5 weeks, my hsv-1 was still basically the same, 3.7 now, still negative for 2. I'm freaking out, trying to make sense of this. Has anyone experienced new herpes where the only symptoms are a swelling in the urethra, without blisters, prostatitis, and urinary urgency and frequency with small or zero urine coming out? Is it possible to turn positive on IgG tests after only 2 weeks? Or is it more likely that I got some other type of infection from this and that my HSV is older, possibly oral, contracted in the last 6 months? Please help me make sense of this
  21. Im a 23f and I’ve been hanging out with a 31m for about a month now. We met through a mutual friend and I’ve held off on sex (I don’t just sleep with people). However the main reason is bc I had to disclose that I have Ghsv1. I found out in July of 2017 when I had a sore at the opening of my vagina. I haven’t experienced anything from it since. Negative for hsv2, but positive for hsv1. I disclosed to him yesterday by first asking if he’s ever had a coldsore, he said yes. And of course I felt immediate relief bc it’s like “awesome, he carries the same virus too so there’s no issue.”. I explained that I have it too, but downstairs and how I got it and how it doesn’t effect me at all until I have to have the conversation about it. He asked if it’s something I take medication for and I said I could but mine is already low risk as is. I told him how ghsv1 isn’t commonly transmitted to genitals bc it prefers the oral area and told him how there’s a 4% chance with no condom and 2%. I explained how the stigma is the worse thing about it and how a previous partner never contracted anything from me. He said I dropped a bomb on him and I told him if he’s had a coldsore he carries the same strain. I just have it in a different area and can’t give him something he already carries. He said it’s the same but it’s kinda different. At that point I felt like I was losing an uphill battle. He thanked me for telling him and told me how he’s had chylamidia before and knows some stuff about herpes and outbreaks. I told him its not what it is if he thinks herpes. He told me he doesn’t think any less of me. He said it’s not the end of the world but it is something he’s gonna have to think about and process and it’s gonna take him some time to wrap his head around it and see where that leaves things with us. I asked if i could tell him stuff I’ve found out about it and he said we could talk about it but he’s still gonna need some time to think about it himself which I understand. I told him I hope he doesn’t just go off what he thinks he knows about it. I also hope he comes to his senses and realizes how much of a nonissue it is. I told him it’s nothing to me and he said he wouldn’t say it’s nothing but it’s not the end of the world. I still stayed last night and he didn’t cuddle with me at all. I told him he was already treating me different and he said he’s just trying to process everything and he can’t just act like it’s not a thing. I’m giving him some space and hoping he does research on a reputable site. He’s so nice and I don’t have the best track record and the thought of meeting someone that actually treats me well and it getting ruined bc if this breaks my heart and terrifies me:(
  22. I was just recently diagnosed with HSV1 but the outbreak is on my vagina and I do not have any cold sores on my mouth. I thought it was ok to kiss the man I've been dating and give him oral since I don't have any sores on my mouth. But now both he and I are panicking that I may have passed it to him unknowingly. What exactly is the risk? What should I do? What should he do? I just started taking the medication today and we were kissing last night. I feel so stupid for not knowing it could still present a risk.
  23. I´m adding to pics : one from wednesday Dec 5th and today Monday Dec 10th. Went to consultation and doctor gave me a prescription right away : with local aciclovir and valtrax . I haven´t get my blood lab or swab test yet. I´m still confused the way internet explain how herpes symptomps are, and all of these does not applied to me. this appear a day after having sex with my boydriend and that night we didnt even practice oral sex. 2 days before I shave with an old razor and the hair still short. I know it could be herpes and I´m accepting it but there´s many pics and symptoms out there on the pages that make me feel confused. Thanks for reading
  24. anom1990

    Well… here I am.

    Hi everyone. I’m still trying to process this but I am a gay male in my late 20’s that was recently diagnosed with HSV-2 in October 2018. I haven’t been sexually active since 2015 and have only engaged in sexual activity with four people in my life. I’m feeling a lot of emotions because of this; sad, angry, confused, violated, ect. Thoughts like who would’ve thought someone like little ole me, compared to all of the VERY promiscuous people in the world, would end up with Genital Herpes ESPECIALLY when I’ve been abstinent and just focusing on myself for years. That was a gunshot to my soul. It’s crazy that I’ve ALWAYS done regular STD testing, thinking I was negative for everything only to find out that Herpes was never included in my testing because I never knew you had to literally ask for that until this year. The CDC and medical industry is so fucked up and wrong for that. I’ve always used protection, except with my first boyfriend but that was back in 2009-2010 and a condom broke with a sexual encounter I had back in 2011 and I remember immediately putting a new one on him. Unfortunately, all of the men I’ve dealt with sexually are questionable. Half of me wants to know who gave this to me but the other half is like what’s the point. I only have access to contact three of them (I don’t know where the other guy is) but I haven’t spoken to two of them in years, one of them in a whole decade and it would be pretty awkward for me years later to write them a message about herpes. My first boyfriend and I are cordial but he’s still immature so it would be very awkward with him. Anyways, as I’ve been thinking and backtracking my life, I would think I caught this back in 2011 because I remember my anus itching so badly but I thought it was just my hair growing back because I do recall shaving before having sex so I guess that was my first outbreak. Other times I would just get a minor itch in and on my buttocks but I never would’ve thought herpes. I’ve never got outbreaks on my penile area. This is all still confusing and baffling to me. I’m still sad and feeling like my future love life was taken from me. I feel like part of my confidence was taken from me. I don’t even feel comfortable flirting and finding people attractive right now. I’m just releasing my thoughts about my situation but I do have questions. My results also came back saying I had extremely low Vitamin D deficiency; does HSV-2 have something to do with that? Is there a test I could take to tell me exactly when I contracted this virus? This question may be TMI but I masturbate and I notice that a lot of sperm doesn’t cum out sometimes, does HSV-2 have something to do with that?
  25. Chris Taylor

    IgG results

    Took another IgG down in Mexico , my results are back, after 16 months from possible exposure, my numbers had been rising, then dripping, and so forth. After 16 months its intermediate, I'm at 9.2 , below 0.9 is negative intermediate is 9.1-1.1 and positive is 1.1 and above. I wonder if I'll be positive pretty soon. What a bummer. so weird , encounter was protected oral sex done to me. A little penetration which was protected as well. What are the chances of getting hsv 1 from genital to genital. One time encounter. Yet I am still intermediate, I wonder if my numbers would be positive next time or have been positive but keeps on switching. Did pcr and was negative , western blot tyoe and negative. Countless test and all have been negative. After 16 months it's now intermiadiate.
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