Hi so Florida me in so Florida too me up there in age too. Try to have dr do a swab of the sore to test it for both hsv 1 & hsv2. u must first find out what you have. U can do a igg blood test too but uf u were just now iinfected it probably wont show typically u have to wait 12-16 weeks for igg blood. Most drs dont know this. I not sure if I have hsv 2 or 1 on genitals I did have major ob in march. Have seen a gyno but not thrilled with her have appt in sept with another gyno. You so
fla takes forever to get appts. Keep me posted!
I still feel a bit scared writing this message since the topic is on herpes, it has a weird stigma attached to it still and its ultra sensitive and personal.
In my experience with HSV2 the best help and guidance has been from the specialist Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) clinic, the local doctors try their best but its the specialists that can give you the best advice and they were also the only ones able to prescribe Famciclovir for me! This has changed my life as i used to have constant outbreaks.
I went to a sexual health clinic for my initial diagnosis. They asked me to follow up with my family doctor which I haven't done yet. Funny thing is, I'm nervous to tell her. She's been great, and I don't know why I am reluctant but I am.
I can't help you with much but I did want to give you some sort of reply, so you know someone is reading this. I'm sure you will receive all the answers to all 3 of your questions as soon as our fellow herpsters get online. I do know that it is recommended to take a suppressive dose of antivirals continuously while you are in a relationship with anyone who is negative to decrease her risk of contracting hsv. So yes, you should continue taking antivirals after the month is up. I am not sure of the suppressive dose for acyclovir is though. I am also in a relationship with someone who is negative. I do not take antivirals, and that is a choice we decided to make. I do take olive leaf extract, lysine, vit b12, vit c, and a vit b50 complex. I have chosen to go for a more natural approach to reduce viral shedding, outbreaks, and transmission. That being said, female to male transmission is less then male to female. So, I do think you continuing to take a suppressive dose of acyclovir is a good choice. However, that's something you should decide on with your gf. Hope I helped....somewhat