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
Yes initially protection was a must until my girlfriend wanted to conceive I was on antivirals, olive leaf, and lysine plus I haven't seen an outbreak visually or physically I clearly understand immune response and functionality and this virus based on data given by CDC ad experts. HOWEVER, in my situation something is undoubtedly wrong or formulated I'm not bitter nor a pity party however I've been deceived mever trust this virus or doctors. 3 Doctors told me I didn't have herpes so I finally DEMANDED a culture and the doctors stated " you are asking for trouble you don't need a culture" well I received a call a week latter that they grew the hsv2 and just wear protection when I experience sex.
For me, it's not OCD and but something that makes me feel better. It's really just a matter of using a disinfectant wipe over the toilet seat and handle after I'm done. If I forget, I forget and definitely not something I let myself stress over.
Yammy, read the facts on transmission.. I think its important for you to find a routine that gives you some ease of mind without letting it control you
Hello All! I'm 60 and am in the first few days of my official OB. 23 years ago I was in a relationship that toward the end he cheated and got violent toward me. During the stress of breaking up/moving out I developed what I called a large pimple at the top of my butt cheek that I showed to my PCP. He assured me it WAS NOT Herpes but just stress. He put me on Prozac and here I am 23 yrs later. I never had any other lumps, bumps or breakouts. Recently, I had oral sex with the guy I've been dating for 4 mnths (our 1st intimate encounter) and 2 days later I have a cluster ob the size of a quarter on my tailbone. I have an appt with my OBGYN tomorrow to confirm what I already know. I've cried, I've yelled and I'm confused. Why after 23 years? I feel like I might as well close up shop and never hope for any type of relationship at this point in my life....I feel so "damaged".
Why all the f- bombs and name calling? There's no plagarizing just info sharing! I even referenced the Authors mulitple times. Look you even used that recent article(crap as you put it) to help someone understand another form of delivery! I bet that hurt. Just say thanks for the info and leg work and move on...you'll feel much better! Einstein. ..I like it!!!!!
Thank you free73, when the rash comes back I will get a proper dermatologist diagnosis. You know the thing with doctors here... They will see a positive igm and for them you have both types, no matter if is unusual to have both types igm positive and always igg negative.
Thank you all.
Yes those are valid concerns. I believe you had posted a link and or mentioned this before as well. I pay attention to your posts, haha.
Being that HSV is a large virus and it's tightly woven DNA can indeed be a delay. Unfortunately for us, I see HSV as a genius of a virus. Very intelligent with billions of years of evolution on its side.
My apologies if I pestered you for feedback. I can tell you have been down/disenchanted with the cure process. I just wanted to see if you had substance to your pessimism about Crispr.
With that being said, I believe Crispr will find a way to edge out HSV. But I'm not sure if the Cullen approach is our answer. Anything can happen in science, it's basically all trial and error. Boooo!