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      Sure hope this pans out. 
    • Voyager2
      Don't forget there are two promising vaccines on the prophylactic front (but only pre-clinical): The Trivalent vaccine worked well on guinea pigs:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32347775/ The Einstein (Xvax) vaccine also has a ways to go: https://x-vax.com/ The fact HSV529 is in yet another clinical trial is good news for herpsters. 
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      thank you for the info. I am uncircumcised. I applied some clotrimazole cream during the last outbreak I noticed, which seem to do the trick (around a month ago). But now, there new dots are appearing at a different location on the glans. Wasnt sure if balanitis can come back so soon or if it could be something else. 
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      Looks like mild balanitis. If you are uncircumcised then thats normal every now and then due to accumulation of yeast and the irritation of the foreskin
    • MikeHerp
      I think the simple reason is that this is a fund raiser that was started by our community rather than by Fred Hutch.  Or rather, FHC started it in response to our request.   I still think they should somehow feature it in their pages.  But anyway, that's just how they do it. Keep in mind that FHC's main focus is curing cancer.  It's a cancer research institute.  They might feel that putting stuff on their website that isn't directly related to cancer might give people the impression, especially cancer cure donors (who are by far the main donors to FHC), that FHC is losing its focus. So we have to work within these limits.   However, I do draw strength from the fact that FHC has tried to help us with the fund raiser.  Among others: 1.  When the new research paper is released, FHC has gotten an agreement with a prominent sexual health blogger, to promote the research and the fund raiser. 2.  There is another potential promotion in the works that might get back on track if the US is able to get the coronavirus under control. So FHC has actively helped us to promote the fund raiser.
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Yung1

Herpes and New Job Medical Examination

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Yung1

Hi Everyone

I need some help....very badly. I have this new job that I have been dying to have, and now that I'm so close to being accepted, I understand I have to take a medical exmaniation -- meaning blood test. I have H and I am so terrified that it'll be detected and I won't get the job. I haven't had an outbreak since my first outbreak like 10 months ago... Do you think a standard blood test will be able to detect it??? God I hate this thing!!

Someone help please...:sad:

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bella303

To get over worrying you should ask the employer what is the blood test for. Knowing the answer to that question will help you determine whether you should continue the prescreening process.

Just ask....

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ginnyp

I would assume the blood test is not going to include the herpes screening tests, those tests are expensive and only given when someone thinks they need it. Why would a company include it in a blood test? I bet it's mostly standard testing - whatever that means. Just ask what they are doing the blood test for.

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Yung1
I would assume the blood test is not going to include the herpes screening tests, those tests are expensive and only given when someone thinks they need it. Why would a company include it in a blood test? I bet it's mostly standard testing - whatever that means. Just ask what they are doing the blood test for.

Thank you guys, but doesn't "standrad" blood testing detect anti-bodies?? And also, I thought about asking, but I didn't want to make myself suspectible of something...I guess I'll have to find a way to ask

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TheArcheologist

I work EMS and I was cleared with a clean bill of health. there should be no problems what so ever.

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TheArcheologist

didn't matter. they had full permission to look at my health records. its just a nuisance. we try our best to keep germs off of us, as far as i can see it works both ways.

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Morning

I would doubt that they would test for something like HSV. But in terms of finding a way to ask, maybe tell them that you are asking what is included in this test because you want to know whether a current condition is improving. Maybe choose something benign like anemia. I've asked that before.

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bikerchik

i have H and recently joined the military. they are super strict about any kind of medical condition but i didn't tell them and they have done a full medical screening, blood tests included and haven't found out. i think your pretty safe

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memyselfI

lol

nobody thinks about herpes but us... i just highly doubt they'd test for it. not to mention did I read it wrong or does the information on the right (your left) panel indicate no herpes blood test is 100 percent accurate?

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liedto
Thank you guys, but doesn't "standrad" blood testing detect anti-bodies?? And also, I thought about asking, but I didn't want to make myself suspectible of something...I guess I'll have to find a way to ask

I am not sure what kind of job this is, but I am assuming if this company is going ask you if you have any STD's or is willing to spend money to test for HSV, then it probably matters to them, and they have a legitimate reason for wanting to know. If they don't care about the HSV and you ask them what they test for, they very well may get suspicious that you are a user (Prior to becoming an infectee, I know that would have been the first thing that I would have thought if I was the person doing the test). And that will probably disqualify you for a job sooner than having an STD will. But again, depending on the job, it could be equally important.

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anna99

It should also depend on what kind of job you are applying for. Unless there is a job-related reason why having an STD renders the person unfit to perform the job duties, then it is considered discrimination to disqualify the person based on the STD. Obviously this is not the case for drug and alcohol testing which can be required for most any job. Lied To, given there is no scientific evidence that drug use causes HSV, then I think it would be discriminatory to disqualify a job applicant based on an HSV positive blood test. Please challenge this post if others think i am wrong here. I just wanted to point out that both job applicants and employees have legal rights with regard to testing. If someone is being disqualified for HSV and they are not in the medical field, they may have been discriminated against and should ask for more information.

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memyselfI

oh

yeah, if you are applying to be a high-class porn star or prostitute they may very well test for herpes.

:mrgreen:

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liedto
... Lied To, given there is no scientific evidence that drug use causes HSV, then I think it would be discriminatory to disqualify a job applicant based on an HSV positive blood test...

I think I may have sent the wrong message; I was trying to say that by her asking what they test for, Her asking alone, may be a red flag for a user and she may not get the job even with a clean drug test.

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anna99

OK i get it, thanks, but i still think it is discriminatory. Maybe she could have someone (a guy perhaps) anonymously contact the testing lab and inquire as to what company xyz is testing for. The guy could say he has applied for a job at this company and is on some medically prescribed drugs that may give false positives for certain tests. He could also then specifically inquire whether they test for STDs, too and if they say yes, inquire as to why. I know it sounds shady, but I think it is worth looking into. Sounds sketchy to me and i am an hr recruiter...

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