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    • MikeHerp
      I'm excited about this vaccine and think it has a great chance to be approved.  However, this is not a "curative"vaccine. The vaccine is not "knocking out" the virus in the ganglia.  Rather, it is preventing the virus from reaching the ganglia when the virus newly infects a living thing.  Once the virus is in the ganglia, I understand this vaccine does not reach there.  This vaccine is not removing the latent HSV.  Rather, it's preventing it getting there in mice that were previously uninfected.  That's an important difference with the FHC work which is curative.  The work X-Vax has published recently is prophylactic work.   The vaccine may have therapeutic application--X-Vax has said it may.  But we will have to see further studies to see how much if any therapeutic user this will have.  
    • MikeHerp
      Recruitment Status  : Not yet recruiting   Not sure when this study will really start.  Hope it does though.  
    • MikeHerp
      I'd keep in mind the fact that AAVs produce an immune response.  So if you get this DIY thing, it may later be more difficult to benefit from the actual cure.  Dr. Jerome at FHC confirmed that, if you have been exposed to AAV, making it work on you again may require immune suppressants, etc.  FHC is using AAVs as well.  
    • WilsoInAus
      Hey @lar26 - well @Surfersparadise didn't read what you or I wrote. The situation is well beyond whether disclosure is an issue so it is not relevant in this context. It is a bit rich I have to say in receiving a lecture from someone with herpes who has not disclosed themselves for the bulk of their life. This is about making a rational decision on the basis of facts of the risks and what it means in a whole of life context. The odds are not an issue for the true decision your partner needs to make. If your partner cannot accept you as a person with HSV-1 orally, then sadly they can't and they are hence not the person for you. Unless someone is prepared to accept you for all that you are completely, then they are not partner material. You do not need to accept any compromise.
    • lar26
      @WilsoInAus thoughts on @Surfersparadise? I read up on an article that said risk of transmission while on antivirals is 1%. Combined with lysine, I haven't had an outbreak in forever.
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Spider man

Any men been successful not transmitting to negative partner

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Spider man

Any guys on here been successful? Really don’t want to do medication? Any success stories where the guy just had a pretty healthy lifestyle and knew when there symptoms came to avoid sex? Any kids? Did you have sex with partner during pregnancy and avoided transfer to partner and baby ? Don’t need statistics. Need real stories

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Constant Diplomat

Maybe there is currently no one here who is going through pregnancy, or trying to become pregnant? 

Personally, I've never transmitted it to anyone, and i've had unprotected sex with women, in periods when I was using antivirals, and while I wasn't using antivirals.

I don't get outbreaks though,

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On 9/19/2018 at 11:33 PM, Spider man said:

Any guys on here been successful? Really don’t want to do medication? Any success stories where the guy just had a pretty healthy lifestyle and knew when there symptoms came to avoid sex? Any kids? Did you have sex with partner during pregnancy and avoided transfer to partner and baby ? Don’t need statistics. Need real stories

Would also be interested in seeing responses.

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Scooby2112

I can’t say I have genital hsv1 for certain. Had some irritation for about 15 months and did test positive for hsv1 via blood.  

Never had all this burning and discomfort below my waist (butt, thighs, penis) before.  

However I have had sex for the past 18 months 6-12 times a month and not passed anything that I am aware of.  

I have never seen a blister or bump that looks like herpes.  Just this constant burning sensation just below the skin level.  

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a1mbt

Ive never passed it on in 20 years even with unprotected sex (although this has only been with specific partners), but this is before i understood shedding and since became more worried about passing it to someone, especially now i want to have more children with a new partner.

If you take treatment, even around outbreaks and obv avoid sex during outbreaks, your risks are low. Lower still on low suppressive treatment, and with a condom even higher safety. But yes theres that risk like you have posted about which bugs me, still searching for the best answer. But i think ultimately the risks are there, small though. I guess you can just inform your midwife that you have it, they can test for it during later stages and worst case she will have to have a C section and not breast feed. then atleast you wont pass it to the child.

Dont forget also that just because your partner doesnt have symptoms doesnt mean they havent been passed hsv, many many people go a lifetime without any signs

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