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Greetings from So. Cal.

First off, I must commend all of you for having to bear your souls and summon the courage to talk about HSV so freely. Chin up to all!

I found out I was diagnosed about a month ago after having cultured swabbed from my sores. I didn't suspect I had herpes until I found a sore on my ex-bf.

He was very quite about the whole thing which leads me to think he might have known he has had it.

That's besides the point. My main difficulty with having the virus is thought of being intimate again. The fact that I must and I will be vocal about having it, makes me feel very unsexy. But I know somehow I will come to my own terms to understand it and accept it.

Honesty is everything.

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Hi Chickie! I was just diagnosed (visually) with HSV2 last Friday. The thought of telling someone is one of my biggest fears so far. Hopefully we will find the right one some day :)

Are you on suppressive therapy or episodic? I am thinking about starting suppressive therapy after my initial 10 day course of Acyclovir is over Monday.

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Yes, i hope we all find somebody to love us inside and out. I took Acyclovir when i was first diagnosed, but i don't know how to go about the suppressive therapy. I gotta look into that.

chin up herpsters!

We will survive!

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Herpsters!! I like that :) Anyways, I think that I am going to do 400 mg of Acyclovir twice a day for suppression and see how that works. I can't afford Valtrex until I get a new job and health insurance. I think you can get the Acyclovir for around $30 a month without insurance. There is also a canadian pharmacy that sells them for like .24 cents a pill. I don't know if I trust those sites though. You never know what you are getting. I also thought about asking planned parenthood how much they charge for the meds.

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Hey yall

Awesome. I take 800mg Acyclovir for suppressive therapy and I love it! I've been on it a few mos and have only had one VERY MILD breakout ...before the ACV I used to get em BAD like twice a month :( my doc reccommended suppressives since my husband is HSV negative. MY only concerns are conception/pregnancy since no reports are conclusive on its tetragenic effects on the fetus....so....hmmmm..... anyway I think you've made a good choice :) plus, Valtrex "becomes" acyclovir eventually in the body anyway, plus its been around longer and is the most studied...so I wouldn't worry about switching unless you don't like acyclovir. I was wondering about the online pharamcies too....anyone know anything about that? How do you know you're not just getting placebos or expired meds, etc? Anyway good luck to the both of you...just wanted to encourage you and tell you about my experience with Acyclovir. ALso, if it doesnt work please keep me posted on what does. Like the rest of you, I'm always looking for that "miracle cure" LOL but you know what I mean. Just new stuff that works. :)

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