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Hi Everyone,

My friend has herpes from kissing a girl when he was a cruise a while ago. he has lost his peripheral his right eye and his whole right half of his face is numb. he said that he has to take a pill everyday. here are my questions about herpes:

1. how did the virus affect his peripheral instead of other "parts?"

2. how did he get it through kissing?

3. is there a cure?

4. can he die?

i also kinda like him, and today was the last day of skool. we had an auction with fake money and i was sitting near him, and he was talking to one of my bffs and 2 popular girls who signed his yearbook saying love you. i'm pretty sure they mean as a friend. he signed my year book, but didn't write a message. also, i have two friends who like to talk to him a lot. i have texted him b4. i want him to ask me out, but how? also, i got my phone taken away, but i might get it back today...maybe...hopefully. thanx for the help!

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1. It's possible to get HSV1 in other places, like your eyes or even your brain. Check out the links on the right for ocular herpes, herpetic whitlow, and encephalitis. They might help shed some light.

2. HSV1 is easily passed by kissing, and while most people end up with nothing more than oral cold sores, your friend was unlucky enough to suffer from other symptoms as well.

3. No.

4. Encephalitis is deadly. I don't know for sure that's what he has, and i'm assuming you'd be better off asking him.

Please keep in mind that if you do decide to date this man, you are putting yourself at risk for HSV. His is most likely type 1, which means you would be MOST likely to present symptoms in the form of cold sores and if you've already experienced cold sores, you have the same virus he has and shouldn't need to worry about transmission.

There are a ton of helpful links on the right, i'd suggest you browse around there.

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Butterfly of the Moment

Hey there,

The majority of people already have type 1 herpes I read so if I were you I'd go and get a blood test to find out myself. I've you've ever had a coldsore you already have herpes (type 1 most likely), and needn't worry about catching it again.

If you like him I say tell him, I love when people are forward with me regarding this. The risk is small if you are careful and avoid sexual contact kissing while he is having an outbreak. And since he is taking suppressive medication, this is suppose to reduce viral shedding which would then reduce your chances of getting it as well. There is always a risk, but if you like him, and he ends up asking you out, you can discuss this when the time comes.

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    • Gems
      I've had neg swabs but I am sure you'll get it. Follow the process. I haven't read the thread in exact detail, but if you have documentation of doctors mishandling your case when you get/ if you get a poss inform them in writing as well as the medical board I think.  Under diagnosis is as problematic as false pos and reducing transmission is good.
    • MikeIke
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    • Gems
      Not really wanting to call Terry.  I'll be checking the term anecdotal as I agree it may not be the best term. Maryland University seems to disagree and there was a researcher looking into random transmissions off poss objects in the eighties.

      There are two cases of torts in the USA in regards to transmission from surfaces. These require a 50% probability in causation and would be medically confirmed. I would say the reason it is less documented as people just deal with it and get on with their lives or it happens more frequently in lower socio economic groups that all just go into denial.

      I'm collecting the less than usual experiences Wilson, and not all professionals agree with Terry. These myths in my experience do not always get around with no basis.
    • Gems
      You can use the ignore button however they will still see your comments.
    • Gems
      The thread was more about antibodies any ways and I was just mostly sharing my experience of reading  those who claim a neg IgG. I am sorry I veered from that here.

      One person I have read here claim neg IgG. And years ago there were two people who also claimed neg IgG.

      It is up to each person to do their own research before they spend money on products.  

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