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julie38

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julie38

hi, i'm 19 and was diagnosed with genital herpes 2 weeks ago. I have a doctors appointment on friday where i plan to ask if he will put me on suppressive treatment as i feel this will help me alot to get over the initial shock and upset i'm feeling and be able to cope with life abit better till i come to terms with it. Do you think he would prescribe it to me or do i have to be having frequent outbreaks for him to put me on it?

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starrunner7

I can only tell you what the doctor at my clinic told me.

I have HSV1, but only cold sores. Recently I think I might of spread HSV1 to my genitals. She told me, although the cold sore was right on my lip, that she wont prescribe me anything until I have a break out down there. She said cold sores in general arent STD's so I could get my general practioner to get me some suppressive stuff, but she cant until if and when I get an ob down there.

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MsLucy

Most drs are only too willing to give a prescription for meds for GHSV 2. Mine literally forced the prescription into my hand, even though I told him I didn't want them. A year later, I threw the unused prescription away. I still have the free 30 day supply of Valtrex samples he gave me. That was 2 years ago. From what I've read on other peoples' posts, you're not going to have any problem getting meds from your dr.

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