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eightyfour

I'm wondering if anyone had been taking the antiviral medication daily as a suppressive, and still ended up transmitting the virus to their partner. I'm sure it still possible, as they say it only cuts the %rate in half. But I'm curious if its actually happened to anyone on here, and what type of antiviral they were on

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WTHerp

Can't remember if it was this board or another but a woman posted that she was on AVs and one partner was fine but she did still give to another one of her partners. I think it was recent on here, about the guy being separated and he was mad at her because he ended up giving it to his wife. 

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ManagingIllness

On current drugs the rates are <5% chance per year. This means that if 100 discordant couples have sex with some regularity, (a couple times a week on average I am guess), and abstain from sex during outbreaks, and 1 week after outbreaks heal, 5 of them will acquire GH,

The numbers change a bit with condoms, how long the partner has had the infection (the longer the better, usually), and the gender of the person with HSV - (it's easier for men to give it to women)

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Lisajd

There are different circumstances based on a range of different things as to whether you transmit it or not.  Sometimes I think it's possibly luck of the draw because I have had it is for a lot longer than I thought and had unprotected sex and never passed it on

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emma rose

Any experience with laurintin/monolaurin and lysine? I am concerned re: lysine safety.

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Micah

Flip of a coin really. No matter what preventive methods I'm afraid. I've heard wearing underwear and condoms can help a lot. Not really scientific but makes sense to me.

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Jayson49

I’ve been on AVs + condoms and haven’t transmitted it.

without the condoms I know I’d still transmit it. I haven’t had any OBs, but I know the virus is still active. I can feel it

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BeautyLover321

My doctor told me that with suppressive AVs it's a really low chance ...he said less than 1%. I don't know if it's really that low but he seems to think it was near impossible. I've spoke to only three doctors since my diagnosis, and most really don't care about transmission. Only one told me I should disclose! Idk the whole take on HSV in the medical community is so strange

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BeautyLover321

OH and he also said that with constant use (over a year) alot of his patients say that they never have OBs again, or if they do - it's very rare. Obviously this isnt the most sound study or anything, but that's what he said

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IcantThinkofaName
6 hours ago, BeautyLover321 said:

OH and he also said that with constant use (over a year) alot of his patients say that they never have OBs again, or if they do - it's very rare. Obviously this isnt the most sound study or anything, but that's what he said

tempting to take it again then... if that would be true for me too

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Jimmyjimmyhuapua

I also saw comments here about they infected partners while taking avs. There can still be chance because valtrex or other avs are not %100 effective. Some people still have obs while taking avs. I think something like face masks would be perfect to cover genital area, thats transparent and becomes a layer on skin and can cover all genital. Viblok is like this but its still not on market. Condom cant cover all genital area so there will be still chance to pass virus during shedding

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BeautyLover321
10 hours ago, IcantThinkofaName said:

tempting to take it again then... if that would be true for me too

I think it's worth a shot <3 

6 hours ago, Jimmyjimmyhuapua said:

I also saw comments here about they infected partners while taking avs. There can still be chance because valtrex or other avs are not %100 effective. Some people still have obs while taking avs. I think something like face masks would be perfect to cover genital area, thats transparent and becomes a layer on skin and can cover all genital. Viblok is like this but its still not on market. Condom cant cover all genital area so there will be still chance to pass virus during shedding

I think it varies based on the person. If you're on AVs and you barely or never get OBs, then you're probably not shedding much and your chance of spreading is lower while you're on it. 

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Jimmyjimmyhuapua
3 minutes ago, BeautyLover321 said:

I think it's worth a shot <3 

I think it varies based on the person. If you're on AVs and you barely or never get OBs, then you're probably not shedding much and your chance of spreading is lower while you're on it. 

Maybe i dont know exactly but i know there is always chance of transmitting it. Personally i can never take this risk because your lover can turn to your hater :) i would never want to spread such a virus

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