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I am HSV-1 orally positive. So I do know a thing or two about herpes.

I've had it since I was a wee kid.

This is how my conversation goes with partners.

"Have you ever had a cold sore?"

"No" has been the most common answer.

"OK, well I get cold sores maybe once every year or two. The virus is totally under control and I've had it for most of my life, thereby making me less contagious. Just thought I'd let you know! If you wish to use condoms during oral sex, don't hesitate to let me know! I'd have no objection. This is a risk that is totally up to you."

And I've had nothing but positive responses from that. People are appreciative, happy, and respectful of my decision to disclose.

I am sure you could do the same for genital herpes.


"Hey, do you get cold sores? Well, I do. Except not on my lips, I get them on my genitals. It is not a big deal and you probably have antibodies for one of the viruses, anyways. With antivirals, condom use, and abstinence during breakouts and the fact I take great care of myself, the likelihood of you getting it from me is probably 2-5% a year. Think about it! I think I heard that you have a greater chance of becoming a professional athlete than you do catching herpes from me with all the precautions. You have a much better chance of NOT getting herpes from me, then you do from someone who doesn't know they are positive for it!"

There's a positive spin on anything.

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Try a Lysine supplement for cold sores

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    • WilsoInAus
      That’s right, most infections of the one type are in one nerve ganglion. As such, the virus only appears at the skin’s surface where that ganglion reaches to.  This does all come down to the numbers though, if you have no other evidence than a firmly positive HSV infection, the default assumption which is not likely to be wrong is that type 1 is oral and type 2 is genital. A positive swab is the only evidence to the contrary.
    • Lulupazoola
      I was having back to back OB's and decided to try several things I had read about here.  The first one was instant gratification:  oil of oregano diluted with fractionated coconut oil.  I could feel another OB coming, tingles, and just spread the oil all over the area.  In a few minutes the tingle was gone.  The lesions and red scarring i had responded well to it too.  Went away promptly.  The second thing was diet.  A person on this forum said they had good results by eating more vegetables, some fruit, meat and mostly using potatoes for carbs.  Like, leaving grains alone.  I decided to leave wheat alone and use other grains occasionally.  I no longer eat chocolate, nuts, seeds, coconut, oats, as these r all potential triggers for an OB.  I take 1000 mg lysine 2 x day in case i unknowingly eat some food that is high in arganine.  So far so good.  Another person on this forum said she took neem capsules 2 x day and hadnt had another outbreak in 2 years.  So i do that too.  It hasnt been long enough for me to make any great claims, but the continuous, never ending breakouts have stopped, i have energy and feel good.
    • Friends
      Is it possible to catch HSV 2 somewhere else other than the penis... And if so does this mean you will not transmit from that area? 
    • Lulupazoola
      I wouldnt want to give anyone info that they might decide to use against me at some point.  U must tell those that u must tell, but otherwise, i would only unburden myself anonymously, like on a forum.  No judgment or harm here.
    • Thomas29
      Could you recommend any decent treatment if you know of any?

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