Hi everyone! I’m a 24 year old female. I was newly diagnosed with hsv 1 gentially. I have been married for 6 months and my husband has been my only sexual partner (and I am his only as well). I contracted it after he gave me oral sex at Christmas. Neither of us had any idea he had it and he showed no symptoms.
Around New Years I started to experience flu like symptoms and dull pain on the right side of my vagina only after sex. It would also swell and feel sore afterwards. There was a tiny red dot on the outside. The flu like symptoms and pain lasted a full month.
I finally went to the doctor after a few weeks. I was diagnosed with hsv 1 which was a huge shock. The doctor told me it would heal and that I should just rest.
A week later I had my period and right after experienced horrible pain on the right, external side of the vagina and one lesion. I could barely walk I was in so much pain. I was put on antivirals. The lesion healed within days. The pain lasted almost the whole month. I had my period again and right after I had the same horrible pain, but no lesion. I’ve been to the doctor about 6-7 times and haven’t had any luck. I’ve done several rounds of antivirals. My pain is beginning to lessen but my period is this week again. I’m starting to worry the pain will come back again. I can handled an out break and the lesion but this pain lasting for weeks month after month is becoming difficult to cope with. Our sex life is nonexistent and it’s severely affecting my daily life.
Does anyone with hsv 1 have such horrible nerve pain? How long did it last? What can I do for it? My doctors seem dumbfounded, any advice is much appreciated. I am on birth control pills. I’m wondering if hormones are affecting the pain as it’s been getting worse after my period. I’m also unsure if I should still consider this to be my first outbreak since I’ve only had one lesion. I’ve been feeling down and loosing hope. I’m wondering if this will go away....
Hi. It seems like posts on this forum about Crispr/Cas9 in its potential to cure HSV 1 is limited. I have not found any recent posts on this subject. Also, I can't find updated articles from google on this subject either. What is the current status with this?
I read about a hopeful research group lead by Dr. Bloom at the University of Florida conducting Crispr/Cas9 research to cure HSV 1 and possibly HSV 2, although I'm not sure if their information is updated. Here's the link to the professor's lab info:
So, what is the current progress with Crispr/Cas9 research to cure HSV 1 and/or HSV 2.
I've had several strange symptoms that have left me confused and afraid, as well as several negative tests. My concern is HSV 1.
One symptom that began a few months ago and has not stopped is this red patch on my buttocks that only appears and gets irritated/feels like it's burning when I'm sitting down. It then disappears shortly after standing up. Every now and then the patch can be seen further down my leg, and sometimes there is some redness on the right side.
If this was herpes related, would it be red all the time (not just when I sit)? And if this was something to do with my nerves, wouldn't it not get red? I'm so confused. My dermatologist thinks I have hyper dermatographism but admits it's strange that it would only be in that area. I'm starting to experience burning feelings on my back, stomach, and thighs as well but they don't get red like this.
I appreciate your opinions on this.
I'm desperate for advice as someone newly diagnosed who made a silly decision. Please don't judge, just hear me out.
Following the first sexual encounter with someone I have been dating, I starting feeling weird down below. I had had a Hollywood wax 2 days before I had sex, so I attributed it to this, until it got worst. I went to the sexual health clinic convinced I had picked up some kind of infection from the waxing , but was diagnosed with HSV 1. To say that I was devasted was an understatement. I knew I had to disclose to my recent partner as I am sure that he had given it to me, but I just wasnlt in the right frame of mind. I remained 'normal' with him, although we did not have sex again with me making excuses.
About 4 weeks later, I got a text from him letting me know that he had gine to a clinic and was diagnosed with Male UTI. My mind started spinning as I was convinced it was him who gave me herped when he gave me oral sex. I kind of left it and put it to the back of my mind.
Fast forward to last tuesday, we had sex again (protected and I had no symptoms that I was aware of at the time). However, 2 days later, I am experiencing my second outbreak. Now I am freaking out again!
Is it possible that they mistakenly diagnosed him with a a UTI? Could he actually have had herpes, but no lesions? Could I have now re-infected him after sex (although we used protction, I experience the tingling etc around my bum and thihg area too)? He also performed oral sex again.
I literally sitting her going through my second outbreak and jumping at every message and phone call to my pone as I wait for him to tell me i've given him herpes.
I just want to know whether it is likely that this has happened this time?
I understand that the initla time, it may hve been me who gave him something without knowing I had it, but why would it pressent itself straight after having sex with him (the frst AND second time).
I'm a bit all over the place, so feel free to probe if you need to know more.
Yes, I know I should've disclosed straight away, but i'm having a hard time coping with all this.
Appreciate any responses x
Just curious if any of you who did not display classic blisters and had negative blood results ever bothered to get tested for CMV too.
When clinics test for HSV1/2 do they include CMV?