I've been in a monogamous marriage for over 20 years. Recently I develop an itch and a small lump on the vulvar area. My doctor told me it might be herpes. sHe run some blood work and some swabs from the lump. She told me it could be herpes or ezcema. I was in complete shock when she said herpes. I question her how can I have herpes when Me and my husband are completely faithful to one another. She said that sometimes the virus could laid dormant for a lot of years. I've been crying ever since. I was thinking how can I tell my husband this. I can't even say herpes out loud. Today he caught me crying and ask me what was wrong. I told him that lump I have could be some kind of std I contracted decades ago. He told me that he has complete faith in me and no matter what's the results he's sure of my faithfulness. But no matter what I feel so dirty. I feel that inside my husband he could have a seed of doubt. I feel so sad so very depressed. I can't talk to my family about this because I know they all will judge me. Herpes has this stigma. I myself feel disgusted with myself. I just can't help myself feeling this way.
I have seen charts and read articles showing transmission rates for men and women with various layers of protection. They always show transmission rates higher from men to women. But I've never read why? My intuition is just the opposite. Don't some women often confuse herpes symptoms with UTIs or yeast infections?
@BrRJ I'm not at his level of expertise on this nor suggesting switching to AuRx's vaccine; they have a patent on their vaccine. I'm merely comparing live vaccines results in the past to infer a possible result in humans for Halford's vaccine. Both are different of course in viral replication kintetics; ICP10ΔPK vaccine was slow to replicate in cells and did not make several early proteins, Halford's version does and is not apparently slowed. I don't think though you're going to see orders of magnitude above and beyond what AuRx got in Mexico City.