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I woke up this morning and I told my self I am the same person I was before I found out I was hsv2 positive. I told myself this doesn't change me but it will only make me a better person. I now know not to trust every guy who tells me something. I now know that when I lay in bed with someone it's going to be someone who loves me for me and not lust. I may not have had any OB and I hope to God I don't but I still wouldn't wish this feeling on anyone. yes I may still cry. yes it's not going to be easy and some days will be harder, but the one thing this will not take from me is I am a great mother and a wonderful person. I have talk to multiple people who live with this and every single person tells me I will be okay. so every morning when I wake up I will remind myself. the truth is my son still loves me and so does my boyfriend and to me that should be good enough

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thank you. I am still confused about it all and wish my doctor would have explained to me more about everything because things on my test results confused me but I am going to see another doctor to get one more result and go from there but all I know is everyday is a new day and the person I was yesterday this can't take away 

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This is an amazing statement of you and your strength and I truly applaud you for getting to this conclusion so quickly. Your attitude is your greatest defense against the virus. You will not give it more power than it deserves!!! One day at a time. Some minutes are harder than others but time passes whether we are present or not.

If you have access to experienced and accredited Holistic professionals such as Master Herbalist , Naturopathic Dr. (ND) who uses applied kinesiology to ask your body what it needs or Chinese Acupuncture/Herbalist you will get more answers than from traditional practices as they do not know how to treat this beyond a prescription. We are individual chemistry and should be treated that way. Not all chemicals mix with everything!!!!

If this is of no interest to you there are incredibly knowledgeable people with their own experiences here who can guide you regarding Allopathic treatments that are successful to them. Either way, you Will win with your attitude!!!!

It Is Really Nice to Meet YOU!!!!

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thank you Surewhynot. everything that has happen to me I have always stayed positive. I should treat this no different I can't let this control my life I am at least 3 month in to being exposed and have not had an outbreak I am still completely new but I have found this page so helpful I still have many questions and I wish my doctor would answer more but I guess I'll have to learn myself

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Unfortunately that is what we all had to learn and since it affects us so individually our personal approach is required. If we think of it from a different angle, Doctors see every horror that can be inflicted upon people of all ages so HSV is not the same as dealing with terminal illness, and worse, so it does not get the attention we would want. 

Think of the good side...You will have the knowledge to protect  your son by telling him about this as so many of us had no idea what we were risking by following our "hearts"! You know it exists!!!!

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    • KKaren
      Thank you for your response.  I will ask for that test.
    • WilsoInAus
      I really suggest that the best thing is for both you and your boyfriend to obtain the Westernblot HSV test. He has a 50%+ chance of being positive and you have a 50%+ chance of being negative. Only the Westernblot can sort this out for you.
    • WilsoInAus
      Hi @kpn the first thing to note is that it is all OK to have HSV-1 or indeed any HSV type. It is not negligence, it is just being human. Oral HSV-1 is not an STD in the sense that the primary transmission is non sexual and the majority of it occurs between parents to children. If any of your children contracted HSV, you would know it. It wouldn't be a silent infection for children. HSV-2 tends not to shed from the oral region for people who have it there in any event. At age 73, about 80% of the population has HSV-1. There is no reason to believe that your mother isn't one of those people. About half of all carriers of oral HSV-1 do not realise they have it and have no living memory of cold sores as they were infected when very young. The most logical explanation is that your mother has oral HSV-1 from her childhood and that your daughter doesn't have oral HSV. Not that it is relevant to anyone but yourself, but your wife might find she actually has genital HSV-1 having had an untyped swab when she was diagnosed.
    • WilsoInAus
      Hi @Dylan86 and welcome to the website. First note that you cannot pragmatically become infected with HSV-1 from sharing a drink. If you carry HSV-1, it did not come from that episode. As such it is extremely unlikely HSV-1 is the primary cause of your issues. Can the WB miss a HSV-1 infection? Rarely but its feasible in less than 1% of carriers who test with WB. Note that the WB does not have values, it has positive or negative as you say. It is way more accurate than IgG as it looks for all 30+ antibodies that are in your blood for HSV. Could you have HSV-1? Yes it is feasible, but it would be a very old childhood infection. Could HSV-1 be causing your oral issues? No herpes will not cause the burning mouth syndrome you describe. Could some of the lesions be herpes related? It is feasible if you are a carrier. But it is unlikely to be the primary cause of the issues, but its an opportunistic virus that can cause issues when something else is taxing your immune system. The best thing you can do is the PCR test on a oral lesion and that will be pretty definitive. Either way, in summary. I'd suggest there is <1% chance you are part of about 70% of the population that has HSV-1. Further there is less than a 1% chance that herpes is the primary cause of your issues.   
    • kpn
      My wife has had hsv 2 for around 8 years. We have two young children 3 years old and 18 months old. My wife only had one outbreak when she was first infected so we didn't worry too much about passing it on to our children. I understand the risk to be pretty low under those circumstances. I don't believe my wife took antivirals during either pregnancy. My younger child has diaper rashes pretty often and has had what I thought was hand foot and mouth disease. That was going around the daycare a while back. I haven't really given it much concern though.  About a week ago, my mother kissed my youngest on the lips. My kid was congested at the time but they pretty much always are. About 3 days later, my mother developed a cold sore on her mouth. She has never had cold sores in her life and she is 73 and happily married so she is not going around messing with anyone. She pointed to the fact she had kissed my youngest and presumed that is where she was infected. At first I said that's not possible since my child has never had any cold sores but since then I have really started to consider that maybe it is possible she contracted it from my daughter. This has me worried that my daughter does indeed have hsv2 and was shedding in her mouth. Does anyone have any experience with this? I am really losing sleep about this. Two people I care so much about got hsv from my negligence. I am fine if I were to contract it, I am not worried about what others think at this point in my life. I just don't want anyone else to have it. 
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