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I was just diagnosed this week. I am still wrapping my head around all of this. A week ago I just thought I had a yeast infection, multiple trips to the Dr, tons of swabs and test and now it's confirmed. My bloodwork IGG test showed positive hsv1 my swab test showed positive for hsv2. I do not know how I got this and that is so maddening to me. I was married for 15 years, and the last year got divorced, I have had mulitple sexual partners since then. The majority of the time I used protection. I met an amazing man that I have been dating for 4 months and he developed symptoms the same day I did. He has not seen a Dr and has not had very many sexual partners in the last year. Since the Hsv 2 did not show up in my blood work doesn't that limit the time since my own exposure? I feel so bad about this on top dealing with the dynamics and responsibilities I already have as a single mom. I really miss being able to have sex and I dont know if I will ever be able look at it the same and be as carefree as I was before this diagnosis. I am really struggling with this. I have done tons of research but still have so many questions moving forward. My doctor was not very helpful, he gave me a RX for Valtrex and sent me out the door.
Here are a few of my questions: Isn't Valtrex most effective taken immediately after a outbreak? I am on day 12 of symptoms and I am finally healing should I even bother taking it?
Is there something better/different then Valtrex I should take?
Will I need to be on meds for the rest of my life?
Has anyone had any success with natural treatments? I am a vegan and I really dont like taking meds.
Since my bloodwork didnt show hsv2 dosent that meant I have been exposed to it in the last 6 months?
Do I need to contact all my previous partners and tell them? even the ones I know I had safe sex with?
I am worried about having a normal sex life again. Any tips?
Please don't tell me to talk to my doctor. He frustrated me and was completely unable to answer my questions.
Thank you for taking the time to read this!
I had a possible contact with the virus on 3 september, I starded taking isoprinosine since 14th september, 6 tablets of 500mg per day. It is possible to get a false negative results 3 months after contact because of this? How does this drug work on herpes? It boosts the immune system by stimulating the antibody production or it decreases the viral replication and it makes it harder to detect?
Thank you in advance,
More CRISPR use for HIV...which can only lead to helping the people with HSV soon...
“It’s like hiding a book in a stack at the library, and the book has instructions to build a nasty bomb. To get rid of that information, you need to get it back out of the library. We’ve never had the technology to do that inside the living cell until CRISPR came along. It’s the first efficient way to do that inside living cells.”
How CRISPR gene-editing tech can fight HIV
Oct 21, 2017
Researchers at UCSF have received a three-year, $1.6 million grant to advance their work using novel gene-editing technology to make human blood cells less susceptible to HIV infection.
The grant, from biopharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences, a global leader in sales of HIV treatments, will fund a team of scientists working to modify the DNA of a type of white blood cell to make them immune to HIV infection.
The cells, called T cells, have long been a focus of researchers seeking to improve HIV treatments. T cells help the immune system fight many diseases, including some cancers and flu viruses. They play a unique role in HIV because the virus targets and destroys T cells, and HIV-positive patients whose T cells become too depleted by the virus will progress to AIDS...
...It is the first research initiative that Foster City’s Gilead, through its philanthropic program, has funded that involves using CRISPR as a tool in HIV cure-related research. While $1.6 million is not a huge amount, it comes with fewer restrictions than many government grants. The grant will fund a team of five researchers for three years.