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justcaz87

How soon after an OB do you have sex?

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justcaz87

Hi All,

I have Genital HSV-1 and its more of a severe case according to my GP.. anything more than 6 OB a year is considered severe.

I'm on valtrex supressive therapy but i still get outbreaks mostly monthly as my body is still adjusting to being back on surpressive.

I have a new partner who is HSV-1 negative both orally and genitally.

Using suppression via Valtrex and using condoms.. how long would you wait til after an OB before having sex with your partner?

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JBnATL

This website recommends waiting 7 days after an outbreak is cleared before having sex.

Have you attempted to find out why you have a severe case? Have you had your immune system tested? HSV1 doesn't like to be genital and almost everyone who has it there don't suffer any outbreaks.

Have you examined your regular diet? For some people, food can be a trigger.

Good luck!

JB

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JustMe316

I don't know about how long to wait after an OB before sex, but I did want to post to say that I also have HSV-1 (both oral and genital unfortunately, lucky me... :/) and I have more genital symptoms and outbreaks than I have ever had orally (also yay.. :/). I had the blood test to determine the type done twice because of it, one a month or so after diagnosis and the other a couple months later thinking maybe I hadn't had enough time to build up type two antibodies, and both came back positive for type 1 and negative for 2. I also have quite a few OBs per year. My first one was so small my doctor said I'd likely never have another. Wrong... So it sucks but it definitely can happen.

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justcaz87
This website recommends waiting 7 days after an outbreak is cleared before having sex.

Have you attempted to find out why you have a severe case? Have you had your immune system tested? HSV1 doesn't like to be genital and almost everyone who has it there don't suffer any outbreaks.

Have you examined your regular diet? For some people, food can be a trigger.

Good luck!

JB

I haven't specifically had my immune system tested, I'm generally in quite good health, don't get sick frequently. I think your statement though is a bit misleading.. Genitial HSV1 can be just as severe. I don't know how many people you specifically know with general HSV1 but I think you'd find, especially recently and especially people who don't have oral HSV1 don't have a lot of anti bodies.. So they can and do suffer from OBs.

As for food, my only trigger is nuts and anything but related.

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justcaz87

Yes I agree. I didn't think it would be bad but it is. Anything over six outbreaks a year is considered severe.

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Yes I agree. I didn't think it would be bad but it is. Anything over six outbreaks a year is considered severe.

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Yes I agree. I didn't think it would be bad but it is. Anything over six outbreaks a year is considered severe.

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I think your statement though is a bit misleading.. Genitial HSV1 can be just as severe. I don't know how many people you specifically know with general HSV1 but I think you'd find, especially recently and especially people who don't have oral HSV1 don't have a lot of anti bodies..

The only difference between hsv1 and hsv2 is its site of preference. When hsv1 is genital it typically doesn't cause as much problems for those who have it than hsv2 does. I have been on this website daily for over 5 years and have met thousands of people who have hsv1 genital and for the most part they don't suffer as much as those I have met here who have hsv2 genital.

I know hsv1 genital can be bad for some people, especially in the beginning before their immune system kicks in and creates antibodies to help suppress the virus. After a few months once they do have antibodies most typically find that they aren't bothered by it much at all.

If you have had it more than six months and still get frequent outbreaks that may mean there is something else going on with you that allows the virus to still pop up. Even if you have not had oral hsv1 previously your immune system should still create the necessary antibodies to suppress the virus.

JB

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sameme

Well I'm another case of of GHSV1 causing more OBs than it's "supposed" to. I was getting one every 2 weeks until I went on suppressive therapy (think OBs happened with ovulation and menstruation). Even daily suppressive therapy took many months to work but eventually has.

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