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Hi, I am newly diagnosed and new to those site. I was just wondering, is there any research on if both people in the relationship (non-positive and positive) take the drug therapy would that greatly reduce the chance of the positive person transmitting it to the non-positive? 

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Hey ANormalLife29 , welcome to our family community :) ! I'm positive and hubby of 27 years married, soon this year, is still testing negative for my Ghsv 2. I took antivirals daily for suppression therapies for the first 25 years after being diagnosed. He never wanted me taking meds daily, that was my only way of keeping him safe since we wanted many babies we never used condoms. We do have a wonderful daughter in her 20's. I took and still get yearly blood functions testing. Never any bad functions numbers for organs. This year makes my 29 yr with the virus. Although I'm NOT a scientific study I am a wife, mother and lovely woman with herpes virus. I do hope this helps. Truly, Aces xo 

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Thank you Ace for sharing your story! It is so nice to hear that you can live a normal life. I was diagnosed a week ago and I thought my life was going to change completely. As I went back to work this week and my symptoms subsided, nothing feels different. I feel the same; I feel normal. I suppose the biggest challenge will be sharing this when I meet someone I love.

I question, why do they make such a big deal about a skin infection? Why such a terrible stigma? It's frustrating. 

I should maybe start a new thread, but do you know anything about a diet to prevent outbreaks? I've seen varying advice. 


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This is a good link to a wonderful piece of information by a very sweet friend of mine who did some research. We get some lysine in our everyday foods but we also get arginine. The best advice I can give is keep the body and mind strong! Eating a clean diet and exercise , anything to keep the immune systems strong, will keep you healthy and stress free which in turn means you are most likely NOT going to get outbreak. I grow my own veggies, I eat alot of fish, chicken and I love a good steak :) ! I'm NOT huge on chocolate, but I'm a sucker for gummy bears. I absolutely must have my coffees and teas, otherwise im shit for brains, lol.. Just evaluate what your diet is NOW, look to see where changes could be implemented, and try not to eat fast foods and if you do go for the better choices. I am  pleased to hear your body has adjusted well. I use vitamin b12 complex for stresses, nerves health and nerve support. Keep us posted sweetheart. Hugs Truly Aces xo 

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Oh and I must tell you, YOU are the same amazing , special and beautiful person you were before! NOW you just share what 1 in 4 women and 1 in 5 men already share. Some don't know they carry the virus, the rest of us who do know meet up here with our family community of herpsters and herpsterettes, lol.. Hugs 

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