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um...so i've had successive oral herpes outbreaks for the last 8 weeks -- meaning every time as soon one goes away in two or so weeks, i immediately get another one or two somewhere else around my mouth...the wierd thing is that ive always had (long before i was ever sexually active) oral lesions every once and a while but nothing like this...8 weeks ago i DID have a sexual encounter in which a guy ejaculated on a very miniscule open spot of bloody skin on my lip (possibly a cold sore)...i thought he could have given me HIV and thereby depressed my immune system to the point of my having outbreaks as much as i have, but i had an HIV test done, and it came back negative...granted i have had some relatively unusual circumstances lately --> vacationing with my brother two days after that first outbreak started...then summer school in california...then i will be moving to nyc in the fall to start school...so there HAS been some added stress, but this is way over what seems normal cold sore outbreaks...ive been taking lots and lots of immune-boosting herbs and pills and vitamins (maybe ten in all a day) and i was given topical acyclovir, and now im taking the oral version, neither of which seems to help that much in preventing them.....

someone pleeeeeeeeease help me? or at least tell me if you've encountered anything like this before? thanks, karlmarx

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hmmmm...both alot of stress and too much sun can cause coldsore outbreaks. Make sure if you are going to be in the sun to use a lip balm/chap stick with sunscreen in it, it will help in preventing an outbreak.

Beef up on your vitamin C intake. Sounds like you may be a little run down and the ole immune system needs a boost. I also take lysine, that seems to help me. (worth a try for you too!)

Clean your lips, especially if there are sores, with good ole hydrogen peroxide. as soon as you see a little coldsore pop up, nuke it with hydrogen peroxide, it will dry it out.

Someone once mentioned using a antiseptic like listerine to dry up the sores quickly, hell, I would even try that!!

Have you had the lesions tested for hsv1 and/or 2? Perhaps you have recently contracted a different strain of herpes around your mouth and that is the reason for the recent oubreaks? :?: From here on out, be CAREFUL and even if you do oral sex only, you should use condoms. Hell, buy some flavored ones!!! :wink:

i am so glad you are hiv -. Play safe!!!

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ive done all of the above and much more...if it WERE an hsv2, it wouldn't be recurring like this tho (at least that's what i hear)...........

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      Hello "FeelingLost".... your fears and concerns are understandable but, nothing you've described regarding the sexual encounter would cause you to contract herpes.... further, your symptoms are not herpes related.  Best of all, your doctor is correct, your results don't show any herpes here.  You can relax.... definitely have your GP take a look at things and see what might be causing the symptoms but, again, none of them are typical herpes related.  I wish you the best in terms of talking to your wife about this encounter.... hopefully she will understand and you both can work through this amicably.  We all make mistakes.... be careful not to beat yourself up too hard over this.... you can become so racked with guilt that you start imagining physical symptoms.  Best of luck.... and take care..... come back to the site if you have questions.
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