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wiltshire

According to my mini-poll here....

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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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justmyself

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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wiltshire

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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