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According to my mini-poll here....


Two thirds of people want to protect their partners from infection as their primary concern for treatment, and this lead me to an idea.

As an interim measure whil awaiting the golden cure or prevention, how about developing a simple method to determine if you are asymptomatically shedding? Something like a pregnancy test kit. Wipe it all over your bits, and if it changes colour, you're gonna need to disappear with a copy of Playboy/girl instead.

I wonder who's best to feed the idea to? It shouldn't perhaps need all the clinical trials like a medicine. It would need testing of course for accuracy.

Not a cure, granted, but it could be a big help.

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I have talked with another friend of mine who also has herpes about this same issue before! It sure seems like there could be some kind of test like this developed! If you can shed and spread this via the skin without sores, it seems like it sure should be able to be detected on the skin!

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The benefits would be massive!

1) Know if you are infectious at any given time.

2) Know how well the meds work

3) know how well the diet works

4) Know how accurate those prodromals really are when there is no ob.

5) Protect your partner

6) Know where you actually shed from!

7) Fine tune your lifestyle to keep shedding and obs to a minimum

8 ) Test claims by naturopaths e.g. olive leaf, oregano, tea tree

etc etc etc.

For some it may perhaps serve as well as a vaccine. Putting them in total contol. It's the doubt and uncertainty that's the biggest killer about HSV. We never know and you can never be sure what the virus is up to. Being able to see the enemy within would give us a massive strategic advantage.

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • WilsoInAus
      But you were probably also exposed to HSV-1,2,3,4,5,6ab,7,8. There are also about 80 other human viruses and you would have been exposed to a dozen of those. There are tens of different bacteria that also transmit during sexual activity. There are also hundreds of possible  causes generated with your body.  
    • RainyDay2
      The sad part is I was exposed to HSV 2 so judging by what information Im told, If I had herpes mine would almost definitely show up on an IGG test by now.  Supposedly I’d have less than an 8% chance of it not showing up on a blood test. All I can do is go off the information Im given.   My thing is this: I need to know what is causing this.  If the medical world wants to tell me that I dont have herpes, fine.  What is it that I have then? And how do I get rid of it? Otherwise, being negative for herpes means nothing to me.  Because Im still positive for something, and they cant even figure out what the hell it is! Because my body definitely changed after I was exposed to it.  
    • WilsoInAus
      That’s incorrect for recent infections where it nears 100%. Those people have a positive swab.
    • WilsoInAus
      Herpes is not some default magic rabbit that comes out of the hat and makes sense out of the irrational.
    • MikeIke
      @RainyDay2 i am about to pull out the big bht guns. Hey if i can get rid of the symptoms forever and never blow positive, ill take it. My other thought was hpv but i know i was exposed. The last clinician i saw definitely thought my lip things looked herpetic and sajd she's seen urethral herpes before too.    Igg can be forever negative in some, i have heard hsv1 has less accuracy with igg

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