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  1. Hi all, Last night @SupermansJustice stood up and fought for all of us, I thought you all should see this chain of tweets (pictures attached - you can also go on Twitter to view the full thread). This is the reason we need more people standing up and helping us fight. A specialist of infectious diseases spoke out against the tweets being posted about routine testing. I will say that again - a specialist of infectious diseases said that there is no need for routine testing. At one point even asking how you would test people who don't show symptoms. @SupermansJustice went into a debate with this doctor and was able to point out the facts, showcase studies and eventually led the doctor to change his thinking and the doctor saying "It's important and underscores a lot of uncertainty we have." The uncertainty is clear, if even a doctor that specializes in diseases doesn't know the facts - how are we ever going to see a change in our lifetime? By changing one persons mind at a time, by reaching out to as many people as possible, by stating facts with logical and reasonable communication, we can make a serious difference. We need more research, better testing, and routine testing! Stand up with us - we (people with HSV) are being placed on the back burner. I know of no other disease where I'm being told that what's happening to me isn't a big deal, and it doesn't matter. It's because it's constantly being swept under the rug and we are being ignored. Sign up - create an anon account on Twitter and help spread the word!! Follow @TheHopeIsNear he is fighting for all of us. @OhFuckMyDickHurts @Lisajd @Hansje @Owningit @GlitterDx @Rational Vaxxer
  2. Hello. I've already been diagnosed with genital herpes. But now I'm nervous I may also have oral herpes. I've been getting what I believe to be pimples around my mouth (not clusters, one little dot at a time), but I got nervous it might be oral herpes so I went to get tested. Hopefully they can find out. For now, I'm preparing myself for this new normal and trying to treat it like it is, without taking the medication. I'm nervous about washing my face and putting on makeup and transferring it to other parts of my face. I do wash my hands obsessively, but I know that won't always help. Any advice on face washing, showering, or proceeding with the day to day?
  3. So I went for a culture swab for HSV2and it took 2 weeks for me to get my results back. I got a call from the nurse practitioner who took the test for me and she told me it was negative. They were just razor burns, I should stop shaving, etc. as I previously mentioned in a post weeks before. A week later I get a call from a doctor who’ve I havent met or who didn’t take my test saying my results were positive. Im so confused, so I went down there to get my results and it says isolated, which he explained meant Iam positive for HSV2. I asked for a retest since I was told two different results, but he explained since the blisters are no longer there, there is nothing I can test and a blood test isn’t always accurate. He prescribed me a 7 day ascylovir three times a day and told me to not have unprotected sex. I feel like my sex life is no longer normal. I also feel as if I should get a second opinion, as I spoke to my sex partner about it, he states he doesn’t have any type of blisters around his gentials, he also will be taking a std test. Should I go for a second opinion, I dont know what to do! Iam freaking out
  4. 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??
  5. Is this it

    What is it

    Hey everyone I had dry lips which then turned to a black spot you could say pic attached. It was there for a few days painless but was quite hard. I put some oregano herbs on it as it was getting darker and peeling hard skin and it started to react and get watery I guess you could say. It now looks like this 2 days after applying the herb! The pharmacy said it’s not a cold sore and just reacted to what I put on it On top of a blocked gland or something any ideas?? Please
  6. To speak off my title it is no different than any relationship. Normally I chat with others, chat is down and I wanted to open this up to anyone with questions. I chat with so many people that tell me that they fear dating, disclosing and giving HSV to someone else. I don't know where to begin, I lay here unable to sleep with this wonderful man next to me sleeping so peaceful and I am so thankful for him and the love he gives me. I wondered through the kitchen checked the fridge to make sure our leftover dinner was sealed proper so he will have a good lunch tomorrow at work. I noticed he changed the strings on my guitar while I was in the shower, this may seem trivial to some but it is what people who care for each other do, He has HSV2 and I am negative, we are no different than any other couple in love. Love is possible after you get diagnosed with HSV, sure it may decrease your dating pool, decrease it to people who don't want to do the little things for you to show they care and accept you for who you are no matter what. HSV does not define you, it does not make you low class, unworthy, gross or off the dating market. I understand people all date different and I don't judge or look down on anyone looking for something casual, everything I said applies to you too. Sh*t happens to us all. How could I let this wonderful person not be apart of my life because he has a skin disorder? No way, I deserve this happiness as does he. He did disclose to me before we had sex, that is a question I get a lot. I got a blood test for HSV after we had protected sex as well as other STDs because who knows where I have been. I am in no way above him because I am negative. My IGGs were both were negative. I did test positive on IGM which is how I found this community, a OBGYN told me I was positive for HSV due to IGM which I learned was because I had chicken pox in the past The people I met here encouraged me to get a second opinion. I still test negative for IGG. I have learned so much about HSV and feel have become an advocate even though negative. Please anyone who feels down about this and thinks that love is not possible, I hope just my short bit helps you to know that there are people who are negative that will love you, look beyond the stigma, take an interest into wanting to know more because they care about YOU!
  7. 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.
  8. Snjt

    Strains of herpes

    Lately I've been in this depressive state and it's mainly because of having herpes. I was diagnosed almost five years ago. I take Valtrex almost everyday. I use to take 500mg twice a day. Now I take it once mainly towards the evenings and I honestly feel like it does nothing. I have not been able to suppress this virus. It has been active in my system since I contracted it and I've tried everything in the books to fight/ get it to go dormant. I feel like I have one of the strongest strains of herpes and it's spread to other parts of my body. The reason I say this is because, for the past year or so I've developed other symptoms. I get a tingingly feeling in my back, feels like my spine and closer to my neck. I get these random headaches to the point where my ears start ringing and I have this swooshing feeling in my ears. I get confused and forget what I'm trying to say and my moods have been a lot more irritable. I still get breakouts and flu symptoms. The flu symptoms are swollen glands/ throat. Runny nose body aches and I cough up some nasty phlegm. My neck gets so stiff that can barely move it. I recently did some research on the different strains of Herpes and it lead me to encephalitis. When the virus spreads to your brain and causes your brain to swell. I don't know for sure if this is what o have but I'm driving myself crazy. I have to go to my GYN but the area that I live in your just a number to doctors and it's extremely hard to find a good physician who cares. No one knows that I have herpes so I don't have anyone to talk to about this. I'm sorry for such a long post but I needed to vent. I'm also wondering if anyone reading this has experienced what I have. Or has any experience with stronger strains of Herpes like encephalitis. Thanks for reading. -G
  9. jcjc91

    Newly diagnosed with HSV-1

    Hey all-- So last week I was diagnosed with genital HSV-1. My doctor did a swab test. I really was not expecting the results to be positive for herpes, I'm still in shock, scared, and confused. What is really confusing to me is that my doctor while he was doing the swab test said he "didn't see any blister". What I have is very tiny and it feels like a tiny ingrown hair. It is very hard to see even with a flashlight. I went back to visit with my doctor to discuss the results and again he said what he swabbed did not look like a normal herpes blister, but it could have popped or broken, and the results of the swab were positive for HSV-1 so I have the virus. I am just wondering, if what I have down there is actually a herpes outbreak or something else. I'm wondering if I have had HSV-1 for a long time and because he swabbed my vagina/mucous membranes that's why I tested positive? Or I guess I'm asking is it possible to test positive via swab test with no presence of an outbreak? I'm wondering this because I'm not feeling any pain or itching etc. It's very tiny like I said I think most people would overlook it, but I'm pretty OCD about this kind of stuff which is why I asked him to swab test. I am also wondering, how easily is this spread to other people? I've been washing my hands like a crazy woman but really how worried should I be to pass this on to others? Can i still hug my family? Should I stop touching people? I'm just totally confused and I feel like the answers I've been finding all say something different. Please help ps I have been taking valtrex(or the generic version) since saturday 2Xday and have not felt any difference in the size of this OB. pps any recommendations for supplements, good things to eat etc would be appreciated
  10. https://ibb.co/hVc7NVs https://ibb.co/NSQGtFB Hi the above pics are of my tongue and bottom lip. I'm concerned that I may have some sort of allergy or virus happening. The tongue feels quite irritated at times and you can see the red dots visible on the front of it. Also my lip (bottom) is always dry and cracks if I open my mouth quickly without thinking about it. It has been like this for some time now and seems to be getting worse. Is this a sign of something bad or could my constant stress and terrible diet be causing this. I will be seeing my doctor really soon so I just want some pointers if possible. I have been tested for sti and all was ok, I have no outbreaks of any sort, just tender lips and sore tongue. The white patch on my tongue is the flash.
  11. Hi, I have been suffering from a sort of burning tip of my tongue and a little uncomfortable sensation in my mouth. Sometimes, depending on what i have eaten or drunk i get a blackish/deep red spot on the side of my tongue and lots of little dots near the tip of my tongue. These do not ooze, scab or ache but just appear. I also have white dots on my lip (top) which look like Fordyce and my bottom lip also seems to be constantly chapped and peeling in places. My nose had also become itchy and greasy and sometimes red patches appear on my face, near my eyebrows. Has anyone had anything like this happen to them, is it and allergy or something more sinister, I have seen several sexual health consultants and GPs and they cant see anything wrong, but to me it certainly is. I am extremely stressed so perhaps this is making it worse. I hope someone can help me.
  12. 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??
  13. Heeua

    Help?

    *photo included* I don’t know what these are but I’ve had them as long as I can remember, they’ve never been itchy or sore, but my girlfriend wants to take things to the next level and I’m kinda worried
  14. 6 days ago when shaving the base of my penis I found a small 2-3mm hard flesh coloured lump, I assumed it was an ingrown hair and squeezed but seeing nothing obvious happening I stopped and assumed it would clear up shortly. The following day it was slightly larger and red looking, this remained for 3 days and on the 4th day I thought I could see a hair, picked at it and almost like a small scab came away with a hair in it. It’s reduced in size but 2 days later it’s still there. Starting to really worry, I had protected sex with two new partners, one about 6-7 weeks ago and one 2 weeks ago. Any ideas? Really panicking!! Thanks in advance!
  15. 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.
  16. Ely

    Antibodies

    How do u know from the results of IgG reference range how old your infection is for example greater than 2 or 3 or can someone explain this pls
  17. Ely

    Need your opinion pls!

    After 2 days of exposure I notice 1 red dot on glans small one, doctor my frnd said to me to take azithromicine just in case I get so 10 days after I get my self tested and take 4x250 MG of azithromicine same night that I took them I get pink eyes that become worse with blury vision, my test came positive to hsv Combine test igg positive 29.6 Au per ml >2 igm negative., i assumes that it was to early and that is my hsv from childhood i assume, so a become devastated after 10 more days I get this balanitis burn when urinate bladder pain testicle moderate swolen and painfull skin on testicles was also reddish pain I backpain flu like symthoms so I went to doctor he swabbed my urethra and took my urine, in my urethra was find yielded scanty growth of enterococcus faecalis also in my urine they find yielded moderate growth of same bacteria in that time. I make mistake not to have hsv test again so I get antibiotics 8 or 9 days balanitis resolve but I stil have some tenderness in foreskin some redness now is almost 25 days after I have small rednes on my glans could that be ob... On first pictures was when it starts https://ibb.co/PxDTdyd https://ibb.co/z6cRQ9J After 20 days looks like this https://ibb.co/9mX3q94 https://ibb.co/hgPhyJS Can this be coused by this enterococcus or reaction to antibiotics or I have hsv
  18. Ely

    Testing swab blood

    Can someone explain what is the best timing for swab test how much time have after lesion ocurre also what is the best blod test that man can do other than wb
  19. After 2 days of exposure I notice 1 red dot on glans small one, doctor my frnd said to me to take azithromicine just in case I get so 10 days after I get my self tested and take 4x250 MG of azithromicine same night that I took them I get pink eyes that become worse with blury vision, my test came positive to hsv Combine test igg positive 29.6 Au per ml >2 igm negative., i assumes that it was to early and that is my hsv from childhood i assume, so a become devastated after 10 more days I get this balanitis burn when urinate bladder pain testicle moderate swolen and painfull skin on testicles was also reddish pain I backpain flu like symthoms so I went to doctor he swabbed my urethra and took my urine, in my urethra was find yielded scanty growth of enterococcus faecalis also in my urine they find yielded moderate growth of same bacteria in that time. I make mistake not to have hsv test again so I get antibiotics 8 or 9 days balanitis resolve but I stil have some tenderness in foreskin some redness now is almost 25 days after I have small rednes on my glans could that be ob... On first pictures was when it starts https://ibb.co/PxDTdyd https://ibb.co/z6cRQ9J After 20 days looks like this https://ibb.co/9mX3q94 https://ibb.co/hgPhyJS Can this be coused by this enterococcus or reaction to antibiotics or I have hsv
  20. Today I meet some people that they have hsv and I told them that I am also positive from last month one of them tolm me for the plant LILLIUM CANDIDUM oil from this plant is easy to make (put flowers of plant in container with olive oil for 40 days on warm place) and as they say they have milder Ob smaller in area size and ob go away faster also have great healing properties on skin condition so I wanted to share this ma,ybe someone will try wish y all great health
  21. Ely

    Herpes

    I get diagnosed don't know is it 1 or one in test i have hsv1&2 igm negative and hsv1&2 igg 29.6 Au /ml positive is somebody knows something about this ranges can't find nowhere online i was to depresed to talk over one month couldn't back to hospital i wanted to die at the moment
  22. I have no idea what is going on, it doesn't itch but it is painful and discomforting. Could someone give me an idea? It's just in the one spot. Please and THANK YOU! EDIT: Also I should note that I haven't had any random unsafe sex recently, I haven't even shaved in a while. This bump has occurred one previous time about a year and a half ago, I spoke to my family doctor then and he told me it was nothing to worry about but now that it's back I'm freaking out.... I'll probably end up making an appointment with a dermatologist but I wanted some other input.
  23. So I went to the doctor yesterday and asked was it herpes and my doctor claimed no that it was from shaving and bacteria from the cheap razor.. she pressed down on it super hard and asked did it hurt and I said no.. but this is what it looks like after day 4.. it doesn’t itch.. but it does hurt when my underwear rub against it..
  24. So the other day I went to scratch down there and felt a weird slightly hard spot when I scratched. I freaked out and looked and there was a small red spot near the opening of my vagina. I kinda freaked out and plucked a bunch of hairs Around it to see better and figured it was irritation from hair growing back when I had shaved super close a few days before. I’m pretty sure i even pulled a hair out from said red spot. And then I found another weird spot the next day. I haven’t been sexually active in years and when I was I had sex once. I’ve never had any pain, tingling or sickness. Literally any symptoms. The sores look nothing like any pictures I’ve seen And I’ve looked at A LOT but I’m still freaking out because I can’t find any other skin conditions that look similar? I have pretty sensitive skin so I’m hoping it’s just some irritated hair follicles?
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