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    • Voyager2
      Sure hope this pans out. 
    • Voyager2
      Don't forget there are two promising vaccines on the prophylactic front (but only pre-clinical): The Trivalent vaccine worked well on guinea pigs:  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32347775/ The Einstein (Xvax) vaccine also has a ways to go: https://x-vax.com/ The fact HSV529 is in yet another clinical trial is good news for herpsters. 
    • Davrk8
      thank you for the info. I am uncircumcised. I applied some clotrimazole cream during the last outbreak I noticed, which seem to do the trick (around a month ago). But now, there new dots are appearing at a different location on the glans. Wasnt sure if balanitis can come back so soon or if it could be something else. 
    • Josse
      Looks like mild balanitis. If you are uncircumcised then thats normal every now and then due to accumulation of yeast and the irritation of the foreskin
    • MikeHerp
      I think the simple reason is that this is a fund raiser that was started by our community rather than by Fred Hutch.  Or rather, FHC started it in response to our request.   I still think they should somehow feature it in their pages.  But anyway, that's just how they do it. Keep in mind that FHC's main focus is curing cancer.  It's a cancer research institute.  They might feel that putting stuff on their website that isn't directly related to cancer might give people the impression, especially cancer cure donors (who are by far the main donors to FHC), that FHC is losing its focus. So we have to work within these limits.   However, I do draw strength from the fact that FHC has tried to help us with the fund raiser.  Among others: 1.  When the new research paper is released, FHC has gotten an agreement with a prominent sexual health blogger, to promote the research and the fund raiser. 2.  There is another potential promotion in the works that might get back on track if the US is able to get the coronavirus under control. So FHC has actively helped us to promote the fund raiser.
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KG303

Some stupid questions about HSV

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KG303

Ok, say you are dating someone who also has the same virus. I know it usually wouldn’t matter, but say you’re the female and trying to get pregnant. Could you have sex with them while they’re having an outbreak, or should you not be having outbreaks during sex at all, even if they’re infected with the same version of the virus? I know you can transmit it during birth so say you’re taking antivirals to prevent that, could having sex with the partner who’s having an outbreak cause you to have one too?

also, if this whole CRISPR thing works out, which I know is probably far away, how would they get the Cas9 out? I know they have to do more research about it and how it would affect the body. But from what I’ve heard, it would have to stay in our bodies to prevent reactivation every single time. I know many people may not know since they are still doing research, but I just thought about it. Like if it had to stay inside of our bodies to do that, how would it affect women if they got pregnant? Would it cause other dangerous mutations? I’m really hoping it won’t, or that they at least find a way to destroy latent virus. So say if they did destroy the latent virus, eliminate it completely, does anybody have an idea of how we would get it removed from our bodies just in case it does cause problems in the future?? What are some of the things that can happen if we DO have to keep it in our bodies? Anybody have any ideas? And I know it’s far away and still many studies to be done but I was kinda interested in maybe doing trials when that time came, so I was just curious. 

As you can tell, having children is one of my lifetime goals and I’m just wondering about the future lmao :) 

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4 hours ago, KG303 said:

Ok, say you are dating someone who also has the same virus. I know it usually wouldn’t matter, but say you’re the female and trying to get pregnant. Could you have sex with them while they’re having an outbreak, or should you not be having outbreaks during sex at all, even if they’re infected with the same version of the virus? I know you can transmit it during birth so say you’re taking antivirals to prevent that, could having sex with the partner who’s having an outbreak cause you to have one too?

also, if this whole CRISPR thing works out, which I know is probably far away, how would they get the Cas9 out? I know they have to do more research about it and how it would affect the body. But from what I’ve heard, it would have to stay in our bodies to prevent reactivation every single time. I know many people may not know since they are still doing research, but I just thought about it. Like if it had to stay inside of our bodies to do that, how would it affect women if they got pregnant? Would it cause other dangerous mutations? I’m really hoping it won’t, or that they at least find a way to destroy latent virus. So say if they did destroy the latent virus, eliminate it completely, does anybody have an idea of how we would get it removed from our bodies just in case it does cause problems in the future?? What are some of the things that can happen if we DO have to keep it in our bodies? Anybody have any ideas? And I know it’s far away and still many studies to be done but I was kinda interested in maybe doing trials when that time came, so I was just curious. 

As you can tell, having children is one of my lifetime goals and I’m just wondering about the future lmao :) 

Hi KG303! 

As far as I know, you should NEVER have sex during an OB, even if both partners have the virus. If you are pregnant it is recommended to always use condoms. They say that it could be dangerous for the baby if i.g. your partner has an outbreak or is shedding. 

 

Here you can find some good information about pregnancy and herpes: 

 

 

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Thanks so much @Roja that really sucks, glad you told me cause I assumed that it doesn’t matter if both partners have the virus because I definitely do want children in the near future! 

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On 12/1/2018 at 7:48 PM, KG303 said:

Thanks so much @Roja that really sucks, glad you told me cause I assumed that it doesn’t matter if both partners have the virus because I definitely do want children in the near future! 

Me too! I am not taking suppressive therapy right now (I am super sensitive to medication, so I try everything else first) - however I guess I will ask for medication when we start to get pregnant. 

I know it sucks and it can be scary, but just remember that there are so many women out there with GHSV having healthy babies out there. :yep:

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