Okay, so i was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago. So far, I've accepted it but i had a few concerns about sex and transmission. I was prescribed Valacyclovir for 10 days, taking 1000 mg twice daily for my initial outbreak. I haven't followed up with an ob/gyn yet but how do i keep my sex like spontaneous with boyfriend? I feel like i will always have to take precautions, and we may lose some excitement. I want oral sex, as well as penetration, but condoms cause friction, and dental dams aren't the sexiest or best feeling, I would imagine! So how safe is oral and vaginal sex with meds?
Two years ago i went away on spring break with a friend, met a girl, had a one night stand. Got myself tested and found out i was positive for hsv1. I have been abstinent(spelling?) from sex ever since. Then about a week ago I noticed a red spot on the head of my penis that didn't hurt or bother me it was just there. So i went and got myself tested again and today i found out i have hsv2. I feel like my world just caved in. Like i want to hide but I'm too numb to do anything. I want to have a family one day and now i feel like that is gone because its already hard to meet someone and this has made it even more so. Fuck.
I just finished my initial OB of g hsv1. I took a 2 a day for 10 days round of Vacyclovir, which I finished yesterday.
My question is, who here takes antivirals daily for viral supression and who takes it only for new OB's ? I'm thinking I'd like to take it daily. I'm seeing my primary care doc Monday to ask. Are the side effects too prohibitive to take daily forever? Is it overkill to take daily?
What's the hive wisdom here?
No harm in trying this. Also, it was mentioned that coconut oil contains high amounts of arginine - this isn't true. Arginine is an amino acid. Coconut oil should contain at most traces of amino acids, since it is an oil. It is safe to ingest coconut oil and not worry about arginine (not that you should be worrying about arginine at all in the first place...).
Omega 3 is your friend - eat lots of fatty fish or, if you're like most people and can't afford to eat fish every day, then get some Omega 3 capsules and take a few every day (aim for at least 3000 mg daily).
Otherwise, try adding coconut oil to your food whenever you can and massage it into your skin in the affected areas.
Based on that, you don't yet have a significant amount of HSV2 antibodies - which means that your HSV2 positive culture suggests a new HSV2 infection. If this isn't your first outbreak, then you have likely had HSV2 for less than a couple of months or so.
The HSV1 IgG results are borderline indeterminate/low positive. If you have had cold sores in the past then this would confirm an oral HSV1 infection which is very common. It may be a false positive but more likely than not, you also have HSV1.
Summary: new HSV2 genital infection, possible old HSV1 oral infection