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Welcome to the cure board!  Here is a little bit of information to get you started on this board and on HSV treatment and cure research that is going on.

  1. The Wikipedia page Herpes simplex research is a good place to see an overview of what research is underway.  As with all Wikipedia pages, be cautious of what you read unless you are provided with a citation with a verifiable source.  Just because you read it on a website doesn't mean that it's true.
    1. Information on vaccines can be found here (with more detail here) and a history of where vaccines come from can be found here.
    2. Information on how CRISPR/Cas9 works can be found here.
    3. Priteliver, an antiviral candidate, is also under investigation (and orally here).
  2. When reading information regarding research, it's important to have healthy skepticism.  That doesn't mean everything you read is necessarily true or false, but there are claims out there that are not backed up by science.  This is a good page to read regarding what is science and what is not.  And here's a fun YouTube video from John Oliver on the importance of being a critical reader or consumer of news when it comes to science.
  3. Don't be afraid to use the search function in the top right corner.  Chances are that information about a topic has already been posted.  This can help you learn from conversations already had or find even more links about a particular topic.
  4. If posting a new thread, try to follow these suggestions:
    1. look for existing threads on that topic: take a look down the page and use the search function to see if your topic (or article) has already been posted.  If so, it's preferable to post in the same thread so you and others can benefit from information that has already been shared.
    2. put in a descriptive title: "Cool article on herpes" is not a title that helps potential readers really define what your post is about.  Compare this to "Recent Interview from CEO of Gene Editing Inc on HSV" is much more helpful to potential readers.  Think to yourself, "does this title give readers an idea of my post, before they click on it?" to help guide you.
    3. use tags: tags are like key search terms that help those searching find what they are looking for.  For example, if a recent research article was posted by Dr. Drew at Washington University regarding a new DNA vaccine, you could use the following tags: drew, washington university, DNA vaccine.

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    • FirstTimeUser
      @WilsoInAuswould appreciate your thoughts as have seen you comment quite a bit before!
    • Marlena
      Good morning. My name is Marlena and I come from Poland. Sorry, my English is average. For two years I have been in a relationship with a man, for a year and a half I have been struggling with intimate problems. On average, my intimate condition is getting worse every month. Then I feel itching, redness, swelling around the entrance to the vagina, small blisters (not always). Most often it is only red and swollen, itches and then disappears. This state lasts 3-4 days. I come from a small town, doctors don't know what it is. They say it's 'skin irritation'. They prescribe moisturizing creams with lactic acid, probiotics. It doesn't help. I did a blood test for HSV on my own, which is very expensive in Poland, but it does not separate HSV1 from HSV2. The doctor, when he shows these results, says that it's not herpes, but irritation. I would like to add that in the past I suffered from herpes on the lips, then it was a 'scab'. There has never been a scab in an intimate area. Sometimes there are blisters that last 1-2 days, but not always. So what do high blood test results mean? I would like to add that in Poland people do not talk about the HSV virus. It's just that sometimes someone has it on their lips and that's it. Results translation: IgM HSV 1/2: questionable IgG HSV 1/2: result above the measuring range https://files.fm/f/4cpu7uee4  
    • FirstTimeUser
      This is my first time posting here. Im generally pretty anxious when it comes to anything to do with health conditions etc. For context I have had jock itch and fungal infections previously on my buttcrack. I have had 0 new sexual partners and I am not concerned about my girlfriend cheating at all. 4 days ago my balls began itching and red pretty much all over, as you can see some general flakeyness and what looks to be a lesion I noticed on Monday when I checked them out. My partner and I do get cold sores from time to time so the anxious part of me is concerned this could be herpes, but at the same time could be some sort of fungal infection. My doctor cant see me until tomorrow so I just have to worry until then. There is no pain and nothing on the penis or anywhere else, just general itchiness. Any ideas if this is herpes or not?  
    • Jeremy Spokein
      Yes, but every married person who I found out about that has this waited 6-8 months into the relationship to disclose it. But maybe you're right. If I had told her 6-7 months in, she'd still have Googled it and flipped out, and maybe it would have been harder then. I don't know. I don't see myself going through this level of pain and rejection so easily next time. I really don't. I'm taking the meds. I use protection. It's been almost a decade since I've had it so I'm not worried about shedding or passing it on so easily. British studies confirm that the first 2 years are the most contagious and we're passed that. I'm just over this. I've never been in so much emotional pain in my life.
    • Possiblehypercon11
      @WilsoInAus would really appreciate your input please. Kinda freaking out lol. 
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