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Does anyone else out there keep their valtrex or acyclovir out of the medicine cabinet and hidden - just in case nosy guests come over?

And one more question - At what percentage do you think Herpes will lose the stigma? It's estimated that about 35% of the population has it. It would definitely need to be over half, (and I think we're only a couple of years from 50%, due to the lack of testing and the idea so many people have that as long as they use condoms everything will be "just fine"). Perhaps 80%? Does anyone out there know those people that seem to think we should be put on a island like a bunch of lepors? I can't stand those people and can't wait for them to be infected too. Keep on bangin' folks! everything will be just fine!

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I will hide my meds too (even though I don't take them...they don't work for me.) But it is nobodies business and unfortunately, people ARE nosy.

I think we are already at 50% (or damn near) of the population having hsv2. SO many people are in denial, do not go to the doctor thus, the doctors can not report it. that 35% is only people who have actually given a crap to have their junk checked out, ya know.

Then there are also many people who are poor, do not have access to any type of health clinic , let alone health insurance, who I am sure just suffer silently with herpes.

The worst are the delusional people who KNOW deep within something is amiss with their bodies, can and do have full access to medical treatment and testing but would rather remain in the dark. These are the morons who continue to go around passing this shit on, because they are so self indulgent and in such denial, they only care about THEIR lives and THEIR personal pleasures rather than being responsible for others. I would say there is quite the large number of people like this.

so yeah, I would say we are really close to 50% if not already there. And it will just get worse.....

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i keep my meds in a little storage container - that they would have to go search and pull out, then rummage through. and no body but me knows how to fit each and every single bottle back in that thing and have it close.

or i keep it in my bedroom..

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Me I keep a bottle in my purse that I take with me everywhere just in case my schedule runs late and then a bottle in the medicine cabinet.

I'll admit that the bottle doesn't say anything about herpes on it and I figure if anyone recognizes it they probably have personal experience and they certainly aren't a threat.

The only person I hid it from once is my sister and it's because she is a nurse. I've only told two people that I have this and one of them has it too.

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My first post but I couldn't help respond, I keep mine on my home office desk all of the time, it reminds me to take them, but when anyone comes over to visit I always hide them in the bottom of a drawer....if I feel an OB on the way then I cut one pill out of the strip to take with lunch at work and throw the empty blister pack down a drain but never in a bin at the office.

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i don't hide my pills, as all of our pills are pretty much kept in a big box anyway, because we don't have enough room in our medicine cabinet. (kind of scary when you think about it) however, does anybody out there who has a significant other try to just stay away from them during an ob? i do. i don't want my husband to even kiss me when i have one, and i don't even have it vaginally, i have it anally (i was anally raped), but i just don't want him to touch me, cuz i feel so dirty and gross. i won't even tell him i'm taking my meds. he sometimes finds out and gets upset that i didn't tell him, since he's my husband and wants to know when i'm not feeling good and stuff, but it's just not something i want to talk about, it's not something i wanted to bring into the marriage, even though i know it's not my fault. does anyone else ever do this sort of thing?

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I keep pills with me in a lipstick holder, and I also remove all labels from the pill bottles and I have even wiped the "valtrex" label off of the pills in my purse so that they just look like blue pills. The name comes off easily with a dab of water on a paper towel. I also figure that if someone finds the blue pill and knows what it is they are definitely dealing with the same problem.

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OMG!! because I was told by the doctor that it was nothing to worry about, just the cold sore virus ( I have it on y hand), I've been leaving my tablets in the car, at work, lying about the house. It's only since I came across this forum a couple of days ago I've become totally paranoid, I was even telling people that it was a coldsore on my hand woithout realising the stigma attatched to it.

I've spent all weekend worrying about whether I have it anywhere else but never had symptoms and whether I've spread it to anyone else. I only wish the doctor had explained more about this to me and I didnt have to discover it for myself like this. :(

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Since I'm alone 99% of the time I keep them anywhere but when I'm around others (home) I keep them in my purse.My man knows but I still hide them.

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i keep mine on the very top of my computer desk so i can remember to take them, i really don't care if anyone sees them up there i don't usually have company over at my house my little sister doesn't know what i have and she isn't going to find out because i'm not telling her and neither is my mother.

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I usually take the label off the bottle and throw it in a drawer in my room. I'm even worried about the empty bottles I guess. it sucks going through this much trouble

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