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Hello all,

I am going to the Dr tommorrow to get the results from the culture that the Dr took from a large rash/bump on the tip of my, well ya know. He said he feels pretty sure that it is GH and I guess I will find out sure tommorrow. Oddly enough, he gave me a blood test back in APril when I first had an outbreak and I tested positive for HSV-1 but not 2, so therefore he did not initally think it was herpes. I had some sores on me for months at a time, almost back to back.

I thought that outbreaks only lasted for up to 2 weeks at a time, not 2 months?!?

I dont know what to do because I am so nervous about people finding out. I have an entertaiment job that forces me to shower and change with my coworkers and I am so afraid of them seeing the H or noticing my changed behavior in the changing room, I DONT KNOW what to do!

Any comfort, advice, ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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HSV-1 is herpes... and it's possible that you have HSV-1 (which is oral) in your genital area.

I have no idea why one person's OB last longer than the other...

I'm having one evey other week right now myself..

Welcome to the site,

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Hi and welcome

If you look through the posting, everyone's obs are different, so there is no way of knowing how long they will last.

I have GHSV 1, from oral sex.

Good luck with the results.

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • Herpeguy562
      Give it a try and report back to us. It's pretty safe vaccine approved by the FDA.
    • Skye249
      Have you tried changing your GP surgery? A decent doctor must surely realise that having back to back outbreaks warrants long term suppressive medication.  Aciclovir is available at very low cost to the NHS. I'd be firm with your doctor in what you'd like to do and make it clear you are educated on the relevant issues.  Don't be ashamed to talk to your GP. It is confidential.  FYI - walk in sexual health clinics (separate health record) are only as allowed to dispense a limited amount on the basis of episodic treatments. 
    • WilsoInAus
      I agree, herpes doesn’t show up as discrete little dots like your pic.
    • HereAndNowLater
      @Kurdt01Thank you! Very validating! And yes many doctors are so uninformed and misinformed it's incredibly frustrating.  ur right in multiple forums I've seen commenters invalidate someone's experience with herpes which is so weird. There's a wealth of experiences similar to both of ours but people put their hands to their ears and drill home "herpes is just a minor rash outbreak, nothing more."
    • friendlyboy
      I got the zinc acetate from an pharmacy in my town, they can't sell reagents but I know the pharmacist. I cost me about 10 € a 50 gr bottle, enough for a decade at the current rate of consumtion. Otherwise it is quite easy to get, you can buy it from a laboratory or even in ebay. I apply the treatment on my glans about 2-3 times a week, I've never had any problem or adverse effect so far.

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