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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 wi
  2. 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, an
  3. 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.
  4. 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 a
  5. Hi everyone! Earlier this week I saw my doctor as I was experiencing some discomfort in my genital area... long story short I had unprotected sex, my doctor or did a physical examination and believed it is herpes. I received a call today advising that my blood came back negative for all STD’s and the sexual contact was made over 10 days ago. Rash is sores are still fresh. From what I’ve read false negatives do occur but that’s usually if the rash isn’t active... He put me on Valaciclovir on Monday (it’s now Thursday) and it appears to be getting worse. I am sceptical that
  6. Hi everyone. I am still waiting on bloodwork, but the doc immediately told her nurse "this is definitely herpes" during my extremely painful examination. I do not yet know which type, but it is inside of my labia and inside my buttcrack below my anus. I went in because I thought I had a few veginal tears and an ingrown hair after a bit of rough sex. The man I believe to have contacted it but from has said he hasn't ever had any sores or reason to believe he has HSV, but my symptoms began 7 days after our first (of 4 total) nights of sex. He had since gone to the doctor who is skeptical
  7. seanriley213

    I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO

    Can I please get someone to talk to here?????? I think I'm drowning in pains
  8. Hey all, Some people have posted about Tenofovir before - I found an article today that confirms a reduction in transmission with use of the gel. Medical Article: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1511338?af=R&rss=currentIssue Other articles giving a succinct report: http://www.capahc.com/en/tenofovir-gel-for-the-prevention-of-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-infection/ http://www.medicaldaily.com/tenofovir-gel-may-lower-risk-herpes-simplex-virus-type-2-women-voice-results-308099 Due to the nature of the product, I thought it better to put this post
  9. Any one has Tried Ayurudevic medicine , Had a Word Doc Told their is a functional cure on long term ? Anyone tried or aware specially from India
  10. It was on the 12th of August, 2015 when I realized or had my first out break. Few days before that day (August 12th), I went to a friends birthday party, I had so much alcohol, I was happy then I met this girl, she was kinda alone and me! Feeling like a superstar wanted to cheer her up. So we talked and I gave her some alcohol, she was so much excited and we danced, hugged and even cuddled while dancing. Then she told me she was tired she needed to seat she asked if we could take a walk away from the party. Whom am I to say no, after all she is very pretty and sexy, I took her to a
  11. Hi All Has anyone tried Ayrudevic medicine to suppress & got any results pls update or Share ur experience
  12. Hey all, I am just so tired of being constantly anxious. I had a vaginal birth with no transmission and my child is now almost two but every time I even see the smallest spot (wether bug bite or allergic reaction etc.) on their skin I go into full intense and shaking panic mode. I just don’t know how to calm down and it’s doing nothing for my stress levels and eating habits. Almost every month I have complete breakdowns in fear of transmission. But logically, there’s no chance my child could contract it. I’m always covered, washing hands throughly after washroom use, no skin t
  13. All Seems to be ok , Only every time I pee their is burning sensation which settle after some time , anyone having similar probs , pls share remedies if any
  14. I am on Monolaurin & Shilajit , Not sure about homepathy, Is any one here on Homepathy, Pls suggest , Taking Hyperisince from Biogentica not sure it work or not , Pls Advice , Burning sensation on penis in the day , By evening it feels ok , Next morning same , Guys pls help
  15. I found out about a month ago that my new husband has "Genital Herpes" (he doesn't know if its type 1 or 2). He didn't disclose .... despite me asking point-blank 3 times .... and we have been having unprotected sex for 13 months. After learning of his diagnosis, I read everything I could to try to learn. I read that the risk of transmission was lessened if my husband wore condoms and took antivirals. But we had already had unprotected sex for over a year ... so if I already had it, no point in all that. I went to my doctor to be tested and he knew less than I did ... even said that th
  16. Hey everyone, so I have a relative (no names obviously) and about 4 days ago, I shared a drink from the same bottle with this relative of mine, however my relative didn't disclose to me that he/she has herpes and possibly HIV until recently, this relative also has herpes zoster (blisters) on the thighs, I might be over-reacting but I have a little itchy sensation around my body (just a little) and a little sore on my tongue. Could I have contracted herpes by any chance? also what measures can I take now to be sure that I don't have this condition? do I take a test? are the vitamins / suppleme
  17. Although I disagree with some of this article regarding it not being a big deal, it’s good someone like VICE wrote about it since they have a pretty large audience. Herpes: Welcome to the Disease You Probably Have “ A common STI check up covers a lot, but not herpes. When I asked why herpes wasn't included in the STI check, I was advised basically to not poke a sleeping bear. If I requested a blood test to look for antibodies to HSV1 or HSV2, it would burden me with disclosure even if the virus was only present due to coldsores. My doctor was essentially telling me to preserve
  18. I have spoken to many on here before mostly via chat. For anyone not familiar with me, I will give my brief introduction: My BF has HSV2 and I Negative. He fully disclosed to me before we had sex. I feel that brought us closer if anything, we can talk about anything and opened up the lines of communication for an honest relationship. We have been together for over a year. Many people share the same opinion that most Doctor's that diagnose, don't know what they are talking about. I was told after a few months into my relationship when I requested blood testing that I was HSV+(Jan 2017) and to g
  19. Today I've been doing a little digging through scientific studies and papers and came across something VERY interesting. I'm pretty sure you'd all like to have a read of this: http://jeffreydachmd.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Efficacy-of-antiVZV-antiHSV3-vaccine-HSV1-HSV2-recurrent-herpes-simplex-Jacqueline-Le-Goaster-2012.pdf Basically it seems the Anti-VZV (shingles Vaccine) has been working against both HSV1 and HSV2! Of all the people who took part in the study all patients exhibited no further outbreaks! I'm definitely going to be having a word with my doctor regarding this an
  20. Hi, I am a 22 year old male from West Virginia, recently I've been going under a lot of stress and anxiety because of cancer tests. All test came back well and now I think I might have herpes. A month ago I had oral sex with a girl then 3-4 weeks later (while I was undergoing stress and anxiety for the cancer) I noticed my lips and mouth burning. The burning stopped after afew days, I also have had a on and off burning tingling sensation in my hand and sometimes I can get it throughout my body like legs, arms, hands, feet, mouth, tounge. NOTE(1): I have NOT experienced any sores or any o
  21. So recently I took a trip to the doctor to treat my horrible bv. Also months after telling my bf for the second time I tested positive for herpes 2.( Previously I've been positive then equivocal and back to positive). Well anyway Saturday after we had unprotected sex as we always have, he asked me did I take another test. I explained to him I didn't but I did speak with a new doctor she wasn't sold on me having herpes and thought I was being "too worried," recommended i see a dermatologist. Well he then continues to say if i really have it, he just wants to know. He said he didn't care but I'm
  22. So recently I took a trip to the doctor to treat my horrible bv. Also months after telling my bf for the second time I tested positive for herpes 2.( Previously I've been positive then equivocal and back to positive). Well anyway Saturday after we had unprotected sex as we always have, he asked me did I take another test. I explained to him I didn't but I did speak with a new doctor she wasn't sold on me having herpes and thought I was being "too worried," recommended i see a dermatologist. Well he then continues to say if i really have it, he just wants to know. He said he didn't care but I'm
  23. I'm currently taking reishi,cordyceps,and chaga together. Its by host defense . Before this I was taking just reishi and cordyceps. By host defense Has anyone tried this. I have read that reishi is good for the immune system
  24. Hi all, need some advice here.. 2 doctors that I've spoken to said there's no real need for my husband to take oral med to further reduce risk of transmitting genital herpes to me as long as we use condoms properly on normal days and not engage in intercourse when he as outbreaks.. is this true? I'm a bit concerned because I see so many people here taking oral meds along with condom use but I don't know is it because your countries are more liberal with prescribing meds while mine is not (I'm living in Asia).. A quick background is this: My husband has genital herpes type 2 for some years
  25. Anyone else find it hard to initiate sex once you know about your HSV 2 diagnosis? Even though we've decided to stay together, I am so apprehensive about approaching him for a little "sexy time". Weve been dating for about 8 months, having the unprotected sex for 6. He's never caught it but now it's like he's scared of me. Even though I'm on suppresive therapy, taking Lysine AND we're using barrier methods, I feel like such a dirtbag sometimes. I most often was the one that would get it started but now I'm too self--conscious and I freeze. And then when we do it, w
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