To avoid this whole situation, you should ask your doctor to check you out prior to allowing everyone in to the delivery room. Ask them to maintain your privacy if herpes does at some point become a topic while your family is in the room. If you address that with your doctor then they will respect your wishes and ask your family to leave if they need to bring it up with you. If an outbreak is present, you will need to have a c-section and at this point your family will have questions. It is up to you whether or not you want to tell them but as long as you don't have an outbreak at the time of delivery then it won't be an issue.
NO! I had 4 long term relationships. Turns out 2 of them had cold sores HSV1 but never told me so they were more of a risk to me with their lack of awareness than I was to them! As far as I know I do not have HSV1, never had a cold sore. dr's don't test for type in Canada! Not important, ha!
hi evryone. i was recently diagnosed with herpes 2. i am very shattered. i just want all your support and wants to know if i keep my diet good and keep excercising. is it compulsory to transmit it to my partner if i have unprotected sex and does it lessens by time.? plz help.
I am so very sorry for what you are going through with this. I guess I was lucky when I got it so long ago as there was nothing to do, no one to talk to as I had never heard it mentioned anywhere! 1980 I found one book hidden in a bookstore and read how diet and stress plays an important role in fighting this. I had no idea this was such a prevalent virus until I found this site last year. I dealt with it as if I was the only person who had to deal with it. I dated, without sex, then told my prospective partners after I decided I wanted to be with them and let them make their choice based on my knowledge of how I care for myself and what I do to protect them. I should mention, I was never rejected.
I did document my story under Why I Choose Holistic Medicine, search Holistic and it pops up. Not everyone believes in the natural approach but it was My only option.
I am my own proof since my health issue had become so extreme and now I have turned that around. I did have a minor genital OB last month when I took it upon myself to add Vit A and D to my regimen because I thought it should have been good for me. My ND muscle tested me, I was good with the D but it was the A that hit me. The moment I stopped taking it the OB disappeared. My OB's are directly related to my chemistry.
Keep the chemistry in order and HSV stays dormant. I know this is not simple, I am fortunate to have a brilliant guide. There is a way, you have to pursue what is ideal for you. Pharma may be perfect for you as it is for others.
I truly dislike seeing the spam crap for herbalists because that takes credibility from the genuine healers who can make a difference. This is the only reason I have stuck around here in case of like minded people looking for an option. I have been annoyed by this shit but never defeated. I am smarter than a virus, no matter how tricky it is!
Thank you @Rational Vaxxer for all of your honest support- Though there is a lot of darkness associated with the disease- we are so lucky to live in a time where we are all connected and we have access to all of this knowledge. There are many of us who have suffered deeply. I have had chronic herpes for the past 2 years (almost every day I have had symptoms) . I am excited for a possible vaccination to be released next year.
@Destroyedbythis I was suicidal everyday for the first year and a half- which made the condition worse. I realized that suicide is a choice that you can only make once in the continuum of life- you cant go back. It is the most selfish choice you could ever make. You cant see any more sunsets or engage in human connections again, and you deeply hurt everyone who cares about you. You will be giving up any possibility of healing yourself (or having amazing human experiences) if you give up. When you have lost everything in life you begin again from a place of understanding and compassion for others who have similar hinderances. Many many people have brought themselves out of this, have healed themselves, and have become more developed, infinitely stronger, wiser human beings because of it.