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Hi, I was diagnosed with HSV-2 in October... this outbreak lasted 3 weeks, a week and a half later I had a second outbreak which lasted for 2 weeks, that ended two days ago and now I feel like I am getting a third. I was wondering if supression therapy would help? I have never taken any meds for this however now I’m feeling like it will never end. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey @Sair123 this can be the experience of the first few months with genital HSV-2.

Some people rise it through and others do take antivirals for a few month spell. Talk with your doctor on what might be best for you.

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hey @Sair123 i can totally relate to what you are saying! i was diagnosed with hsv2 aswel in sept , my initial ob lasted just over 2 weeks then a few weeks later i had another , much less severe and didn’t last aslong (took antivirals when the sore appeared - there was only 1) then i had another few blisters a few weeks later which again cleared up in like 2 days, before each outbreak i would feel tingling down there which is when i should of taken my antivirals but i just wanted to see if that was my warning sign of an outbreak and how my body would react if that makes sense, also i was really stressed and going out drinking loads so that also didn’t help with the number of outbreaks ... i’ve read that taking antivirals for long periods of time can’t be great for you so i’ve been trying supplements like zinc, i lysine and garlic tablets, i’m putting the humber of my outbreaks (all be them small) kist down to the fact that my body is trying to handle the virus so i’m hoping (and i have read) that they do decrease after the first 3 months ... not sure if this post has been helpful in anyway but you aren’t alone! also i have started biting down the dates of my outbreaks / when j feel tingling etc to see if i have any triggers etc  which i’ve found helpful 



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    • Gems
      ANd eight hours is on a surface...on a towel who knows. The eight hours was a quote off a thread a long time ago of worst case senerio. Obviously it doesnt survive double touching unless its some weird arse almost immediate thing off a shedding site and this is all WORST case scenerio. HSV shouldnt be treated with stigma...but for everyones well being it should be treated as carefully as poss. It is a highly contagious condition and can be difficult to diagnose and GP's will let you walk away thinking you are clear when you are not if you do not do your due diligence.    

      I knew more about it than the specialists at the hospital I was refereed to. 

    • Gems
      I have seen your advise on a few threads and to be honest while I am over careful at times you are not careful enough. This can absolutely happen and people should be well aware of the fact to prevent it from happening. I supposedly have good immunity on labs too. You just cant tell who will pick it up. It can live on surfaces for up to eight hours and towels that are wet and warm and that make micro abrasions when rubbed on skin are ways that transmission that can occur. You will often find out more by spending many hours reading on threads than your doctors. SO no it doesn't always just involve a cut on the skin. How do you think people get it else where.

      So please DO NOT swear at me as this is a possibility and this person should careful tick all his bases before ruling it out, cos on the rare case it is I wouldnt want his life totally ruined. Cos if it gets everywhere your life kinda is.

      It's called caring.       
    • Gems
      it happened to me i think i should know.; someone caught it off me off a towel. it bloody well happens.
    • WilsoInAus
      This is total BS and scaremongering. Please study further on here and elsewhere to learn a few more facts. 
    • Dutchy
      What about the side effects?

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