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  1. 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??
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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??
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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..
  18. 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?
  19. Pictures at this link I had 2 unprotected sexual encounters. One girl said she was tested and didn’t have anything. The other had a bf for a while and neither of them have had anything before but the day after I had sex with the second girl the under part of my shaft was a little itchy and my nuts were too. That night I looked and my penis was a little red on the shaft and balls where I had been itching and the tip of my penis was a little red as well. When I looked online it seemed to be balanitis. The next day there was no more itching or anything and all of the redness except the tip was gone. Then in about 3 days everything was cleared up. About 12 days later while masturbating I felt something like an itch or irritation. But only while I was stroking really. Then later that night saw this and in about 2-3 days it had scabbed up and was gone. Haven't had anything since. And I never had the flu, or swollen lymph nodes. No painful urination during any of this. They didn’t really hurt to touch or feel sensitive and didn’t ooze anything.
  20. 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
  21. So I got a mild case of monkey butt yesterday I get sweaty and work outside it usually takes a day to heal, but a small red spot/leasion/rash just under my penis head appeared also appeared the same time as the rash is it probably associated with it? Is it herpes or Psoriasis should I be worried? I have not been sexually active in a little over a month
  22. HELLO GUYS. So i decided to write cause i have been really concerned since february.. okay so: In 2016, i had a boyfriend which most of the time we used protection.. i remember that on april of that year i went to the gyn because i was having like some irritation on my labia majora and i thought it was of the Kotex.. i remember that when i peed it burned a little when it touched the irritation. So, she told me i was okay and was a kind of dermatitis so she prescribed a topical cream called TREX used for dermatitis. Later few months, i remember my boyfriend of that time told me that they have appeared like something on his dick. I looked at it and it looked like blisters they were few and they scabbed after we went to the urologist for him and weeks later they appeared again. That i remember i never saw something on me like that. So.. i finished with him on 2017.. i never experienced Anything again that i remember since this year (2019) that from February i started like going to the gym and my pants started incommodating so i decided to look and my labia had a red spot and i started to be really concerned. I remember i felt tingling, pain on the legs, itching.. but no pain. I decided to go again to my GYN and she told me she did not see anything just red,and she prescribed aciclovir topicsl i dont know why..when i putted that i think i felt some kind of the cream hot or little burning .. that was on February.. after that i got really concerned cause i remember of 2016.. i decided to perform a blood test for the first time.in march after going to the dr IIt was igg: 5.6 positive, igm: 0.60 negative i told my dr that and she said well the historial now looks like u have it.. i went again because the discomfort and redness did not go so she told me like okay take valtrex for 5 days.. now in this consultation (2 time going) i saw like some mini blister there. i took that and it was still red i think . Everything was from february to august. I was so confused that decided to do more tests. May 14 on the same lab: igg: 4.2, igm: 0.85 July 9 in another lab: igg: 0.06, igm: 0.25 since i keep having the redness i went to a dermatologist and she prescribed a corticoid for 1 week becuase he told me that wasnt herpes that herpes was blisters so he gave me that for 1 week and ir did not get better.. so the other week i went he told me that it was more like a benign tumour because when he pressed that spot of the labia i felt some weird sensation as electricity and i felt like something on the intern of the labia like the size of a Lentil. After that he told me he was going to inject it with acid hialouronkc botox to see if the redness diminished and it was true, the redness and sensations stopped .. the injection made its job. On july 23 i did another one in another lab; igg: 1.41 and igm: 0.6 August 9 the last exam i did was on the same lab as the 3 one that gave me the negative: the results were: igg: 0.04 and igm 0.228 so my point is that i dont know if i have it or not since i did 5 exams and all were different. Please give me ur advice.. drs have told me that in dont have it or maybe i was in contact i dont know. They told me that igg means past infection and igm recent or active infection. This pictures are not from the months it started they are from later months that it wasnt that red anymore but it kept the incomoddity there
  23. Please help I'm going see my doctor but yesterday's I woke with a itch but nothing was there but throughout the day I got red and well look at the pic could this be a outbreak https://ibb.co/7kGsFQX
  24. Hello I am sexually active and I had unprotected sex around 4 weeks ago then a few more time that week And a few days later I saw these crusted looking blisters 3 were grouped together but not touching and one was by itself hard and had a white tip I popped it and then white pus came out then i had protected sex with a condom and it turned purple like it was infected and I squeezed the blood out and it healed they aren’t in big clusters I popped the other one and white pus came out it scabbed over and I thought it was healing then I was wearing tight fitting underwear and I was outside sweating all day and the bump had a white puss tip and I popped it again now I have small red bumps between my head and forskin that just popped up 3 weeks later after I wore those tight underwear could this be herpes? I did start using a new body was recently also could that have an effect? It was never painful and when pressed on the bumps it was hard underneath just started itching recently after the small red marks showed up In between my head and shaft
  25. Does anybody have any suggestions on how you deal with pain at work or when you are out? I have hsv2 I am in the beginning of a break out this one is bad. I can’t really afford to call in so if anybody has any tips I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks.
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