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  1. First Outbreak

    All, I know the first outbreak is the most painful . Is it preferable to suffer through it to allow the immune system to kick in and adjust and attack it or to take the antivirals to suppress it?
  2. I received unrpotected oral about 4 weeks ago with 2-4 days, I started to feel a burning sensation on my penis. I took Cipro for five days ( 500mgx2 a day) for five days and it stopped it for a couple days but then it came back. 3 weeks after the encounter I noticed a single or two red bumps that would appear on the head of my penis ( just red, not white, no liaisons, no puss) then they would dissapear. I also developed a fever, tiredness and muscle aches. Now in the fourth week the red bumps are all gone and the fever and muscles aches are going away. What could this be??? I am worried sick this one drunk episode will ruin my life. I am worried sick and cant sleep. I read it could be herpes. Please HELP. What could this be? Please
  3. Okay 10 days ago I had protected oral and vaginal with a CSW, first time doing this and only my second partner. I immediately started stressing big time (I do have clinical anxiety to say the least) but that's beside the point. Days after going crazy and stressing and reading for hours online I decided I was biggest risk for herpes and sure I would get it. The girl said she was clean 3 times, but who knows. Then I started feeling sensitive penis head and itching all over (to no pattern) and everything I read seemed to happen, from feeling like I'm sick to back hurting to head ache to even sore throat. All would come and go quickly and I would say I've felt like that since last Sunday or even Friday a couple days after. I went to my GP Thursday he said he was 99.9 % sure I don't have anything. Literally when I got home I found a bump/ pimple looking thing on my scrotum. I had been checking religiously and I'm not sure if I missed it or popped up. There was a hair coming out and I pulled it out, the hair didn't seem near as long as others around it. It also seems like it's on one of my natural hair bumps. But after seeing that it brought all my anxiety back 10x. What are my chances? And does this look like a herpe? It doesn't itch, the skin isn't sensitive. It looks like it might even gotten smaller as I put peroxide on it a couple times the last two days. Please give me advice!! I got the bump swabbed tested but results will not be here till end of next week. I don't know if I'm worrying about nothing cause I'm in expierenced or not.
  4. http://i.imgur.com/KfqrSn4.jpg NSFW PIC (penis) has been there for weeks now. Haven't had any pain urinating or discharge and no signs anywhere else. It's just kind of red and raised above the skin a little bit. Doesn't itch or anything, doesn't scab over or peel. Some days is worse than others (as in more visible and pronounced above the skin). It's weird because sometimes it will be pretty pronounced in the morning and then pretty much entirely disappear in that same day and then maybe come back later in the evening. Doesn't seem to be any pattern to the coming and going. Does not respond to hydrocortizone / antifungals nor antibiotics. Sometimes antifungal seems to help a little bit but it never goes away entirely herpes or balanitis??? i'm looking at std pics and symptoms and not of them match entirely and most have discharge or pain and things cooccuring
  5. Hello folks, I've read that suing for STIs and STDs encourage non-disclosure, and many advocates for people with STIs actively speak out against this, stating that it increases the stigma around STIs and STDs. Does anyone have any information on groups who are active in this field and what work has been done so far?
  6. #Shoutyourstatus

    I follow Ella Dawson( Herpster, Erotica Writer & Ted Talker to be ) on Twitter and I don't log on often but when I do I go and read through the tweets I may have missed , and today was horrifying . Ella was in a back and forth with a lot of people who plain just didn't get the point of the hashtag and movement. I decided to brave it and look deeper into what people were saying and how they felt. So A few self proclaimed 'Feminists' (which I think is awesome) co started the hashtag Shout Your Status. Of course one expects to see some jokes, hate and a little under education BUT the amount of trolling , hate and just over the top disgusting behavior I witnessed and read left me not only embarrassed but it took me back to the day I was diagnosed! It took me back to the day when I felt like a pariah . I immediately felt ashamed , upset and hurt , all over again. I sat there in disgust and concern for our world but i couldn't take my eyes of the tweets. People were mean and hateful and what I though was the worst is women were spewing as much hate as men towards women. Since when did herpes become a women's disease? There was a lot of talk about them making bad decisions and choices and about how being herpes positive clearly means you had a ton of random sex and that you deserved it . The stigma is real- we all know this, but it's so hard to see , it's so hard to deal with when its in your face like that . The he point wasn't to be "proud" of an infection or disease but to not be ashamed and to not be suicidal and not depressed over something you didn't deserve. Yes , there ar fellas who got an Sti from a casual hook up but what these folks don't get is condoms don't protect from HPV or GHSV and they think they do. The amount of misinformation is just gross . I personally got it from a person who either didn't disclose or was unaware, someone I had been dating for some time , not a random stranger in a night club. I guess if more minorities, more members of the LGBT and more non monogamous people come out of the closet so to speak the stigma would die a little more each day. Am I brave enough? No! Never! I don't know how some do it . My lower half aches as I write this, valtrex isn't working the way I would love it to as I write this and I'm still afraid, slightly ashamed as I write this . how ow do you guys feel about the hashtag? Have you seen it ? Happy? Supportive ? Angry? Lets talk.