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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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can i hear your experiences on receiving oral when you have genital hsv? i have HSV 1 and am so scared of infecting a potential partner.  how likely am i to spread it when i have no symptoms?

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WilsoInAus

There’s about. 1% chance a year!

However the majority of partners will have oral HSV-1 in any event.

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MikeHerp
37 minutes ago, meg988 said:

can i hear your experiences on receiving oral when you have genital hsv? i have HSV 1 and am so scared of infecting a potential partner.  how likely am i to spread it when i have no symptoms?

Very low risk.  Because it doesn't shed all that much.

If you have oral HSV1 and give oral sex to somebody who doesn't have HSV1, that is much higher risk.

 

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RNY18

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2564733/

 

"...Finally, data from several centres have shown that women, rather than heterosexual men, are at high risk for genital HSV‐1.10,11,12 A small proportion of these women may have sex with women, a potential risk factor for genital HSV‐1, presumably because of the frequent practice of oral sex.13 Among heterosexual women, the increase is more difficult to explain as sexual behaviour surveys suggest that fellatio rather than cunnilingus is more likely to be practised.14,15 Most likely, these observations confirm women's inherent susceptibility to HSV infections compared with men, as the mucosal lining of the female external genitalia is likely to be more vulnerable than the thin but keratinised skin of male genitalia..."

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meg988

and if she gives me oral what is the stat? do you have a source?

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