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    • Voyager2
      Sure hope this pans out. 
    • Voyager2
      Don't forget there are two promising vaccines on the prophylactic front (but only pre-clinical): The Trivalent vaccine worked well on guinea pigs:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32347775/ The Einstein (Xvax) vaccine also has a ways to go: https://x-vax.com/ The fact HSV529 is in yet another clinical trial is good news for herpsters. 
    • Davrk8
      thank you for the info. I am uncircumcised. I applied some clotrimazole cream during the last outbreak I noticed, which seem to do the trick (around a month ago). But now, there new dots are appearing at a different location on the glans. Wasnt sure if balanitis can come back so soon or if it could be something else. 
    • Josse
      Looks like mild balanitis. If you are uncircumcised then thats normal every now and then due to accumulation of yeast and the irritation of the foreskin
    • MikeHerp
      I think the simple reason is that this is a fund raiser that was started by our community rather than by Fred Hutch.  Or rather, FHC started it in response to our request.   I still think they should somehow feature it in their pages.  But anyway, that's just how they do it. Keep in mind that FHC's main focus is curing cancer.  It's a cancer research institute.  They might feel that putting stuff on their website that isn't directly related to cancer might give people the impression, especially cancer cure donors (who are by far the main donors to FHC), that FHC is losing its focus. So we have to work within these limits.   However, I do draw strength from the fact that FHC has tried to help us with the fund raiser.  Among others: 1.  When the new research paper is released, FHC has gotten an agreement with a prominent sexual health blogger, to promote the research and the fund raiser. 2.  There is another potential promotion in the works that might get back on track if the US is able to get the coronavirus under control. So FHC has actively helped us to promote the fund raiser.
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Flowers123

Hsv1 compared to hsv2

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Flowers123

Why is it that cold sores is a normal acceptance, there are adds on the tv providing information about what cream to use to get rid of it etc.... But not hsv2.   It's the same virus but just in a different place. 

How can you tell someone that you have it and is it easy?  I am going on a date with a guy this week, and all I can think about is what I have.  I feel like I'm wasting his time, and there's no point in trying.  It's so different now. I feel like how can anybody want to be with me if they don't have it?  

Someone told me they had it before I got it and I ran away. 

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JBnATL

Good luck on your date.  Don't ever feel that you are a lesser person because you have this virus.  90% of all adults have it in one form or another.  What you have is a very common, mostly harmless virus, nothing more.

There is a great section of this website "The Secret to our Success" it has hundreds of posts from people who thought like you do, that no one would ever want them, and they ended up finding someone who did not care.  Personally I have disclosed a dozen times and have NEVER been rejected.  Here is a link to a post I made about how I give the 'talk'.

 

Good luck!

JB

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Flowers123

Thanks, I just know my reaction as Iv only been told once and then broke it off with him.....

where do I see this the secret of success? 

None of the info web pages work.... 

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Flowers123

Thanks, one more question..... There is hsv1 cold sores and genital herpes and hsv2 genital herpes right? So getting genital herpes from a cold sore is hsv1 genital?  I'm so confused about this all....

if that's correct, is there a difference in hsv1. &2 genital? 

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Flowers123

Ops I think I posted this in the wrong area..... This website is not the easiest...

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JBnATL

Hi there;

hsv1 and hsv2 are almost identical.  The only real difference is their site of preference.  Hsv1 prefers to be oral and hsv2 prefers to be genital.  You can get hsv2 oral but that is very rare.  You can also get hsv1 genital and that is actually how most people now get genital herpes.  The good news is if you get them in the site that they DON'T prefer you will rarely suffer from outbreaks and spreading them from that location is almost impossible.  In fact, some doctors tell their patients who have ghsv1 that they don't have to disclose because it is so rare to spread from that location.

I hope this helps!

JB

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LillianPanos

Flowers iwas jus dignised with h 2. Met a guy we've been dating about 1 month haven't been intimite yet so I have not told him yet. Not that im waiting for that but he seems to want to take it slow. So im enjoying him and taking it one day at a time. I will tell him soon.

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Flowers123

So what your saying is that hsv1 genitals ( I got it from a guy with a cold sore during oral) that it's not as contagious as if I had gotten it from his penis? 

So it's harder to spread it from my body to someone else's body?

i haven't had anyone to ask at all so thanks very much......

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Flowers123

Hi Lillian, 

maybe he wants to take it slow for the same reason as you? 

I wish you all the best in mentioning it ......  Plz let me know how it goes.... Iv never told anyone 

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LillianPanos

Flowers i sent you a personal message ck your mail...

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meg988
On 4/25/2016 at 7:58 AM, JBnATL said:

Hi there;

hsv1 and hsv2 are almost identical.  The only real difference is their site of preference.  Hsv1 prefers to be oral and hsv2 prefers to be genital.  You can get hsv2 oral but that is very rare.  You can also get hsv1 genital and that is actually how most people now get genital herpes.  The good news is if you get them in the site that they DON'T prefer you will rarely suffer from outbreaks and spreading them from that location is almost impossible.  In fact, some doctors tell their patients who have ghsv1 that they don't have to disclose because it is so rare to spread from that location.

I hope this helps!

JB

can someone confirm this, i received hsv1 genitally from oral, but if someone goes down on me they are highly unlikely to get it? what is the likelihood %?

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WilsoInAus
33 minutes ago, meg988 said:

can someone confirm this, i received hsv1 genitally from oral, but if someone goes down on me they are highly unlikely to get it? what is the likelihood %?

Yes it is correct becaus the HSV-1 virus rarely sheds in sufficient quantities to infect mouth or genitalia. 

The chances of transmission are about 1% chance in a year of oral sex!

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