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23year old Female; Been a year since a swab came back HVS1 positive on my vag!

I’ve never had an STI in my life and Really compared to my friends have only had sex a handful of times.. so why me. *Tear sliding down my face. 

6 partners.. 2 of which were after my first outbreak (unprotected one nighters - clearly didn’t learn my lesson) 

I didn’t tell them, is that bad of me? They didn’t ask.. and after all it’s just a cold sore nore was I having a flare up at the time I actually forgot I had it for a while!

I have endlessly trolled website after website..most of them contradicting others, I feel like I know more now then any doctor ever could! 

On my year anversery of contracting this thing I had a nasty flare up. 5 weeks. To be fair though no where near as painful as my first! Had I of not left it four weeks to get the antivirals I feel like it wouldn’t have been half as bad - this makes me feel a little better knowing it’s not going to be as bad as my first although I do here you can get them in you wee hole *ekkkkkkk

that scares me.

Anyways.. I want to know anything and everything about your experiences! 

Triggers - food, sex, exhaustion, periods (or periods/ hormones effect HSV 2 more so)??

I just started a very physical job when I got my first and current reoccurance riding race horses in the saddle for 5 hours+  6 days a weeks do you think irritation had somthing to do with it? I wasn’t sleeping well either so maybe I was exhausted? 

Reoccurance rate 

Do you tell your boyfriends

Do you pretend your one of those people who don’t know untill they get a flare up - has that ever worked against you? 

Do you just say you get cold sores? 

If both has ghsv 1 can we have sex or will it still spread? 

I went to a sexual health clinic after the outbreak upset and crying.. I asked if my sex life was over she basically laughed in my face and went don’t be stupid, I wouldn’t even tell them you have it! The question is what if I was to have a flare up.. and with this new job I worried flare ups are going to happen quite often! 

After all it is just a cold sore. 

Thanks

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Hi there, 

Doctors are so unethical, now and days. They have no kind of tactical approach. Smh....

Morally I think you should be honest to a partner. And make sure they are worth your time. Focus on knowing a person rather then just pleasure. At the end it’s not worth the hassle. Even if you sleep with a person with a condom there’s still a chance of contracting the STI. And yes you can definitely still be contagious. 

I think your job is frictional to the groin region and definitely in the heat it will be worse for you. 

Work on building your immune system and try to eat clean organic foods. Ozone therapy helps, structured silver, ozonated oils also help. Look into doing parasite and candida cleanse. 

look up Draxe.com on topics

Dr Gordon Pedersen and Dr Robert Rowen

 

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Hi 

I have ghsv1. I've had it 15 months now. I go long periods without an ob ( apart from the first 4 months) but with me it's always stress that brings one on. It's only ever 1 blister these days and I get a bit itchy down there and that's how I notice the blister. I've tried staying off certain foods etc and that didn't work so I went back to my normal diet ( I eat a healthy vegan diet) and the ob stopped for a long time. As for sexual partners, I would be honest with them as I would hate for someone else to get this from me. I haven't had a partner since getting it because I'm too scared to disclose so I would rather remain single. I think if I did meet someone really special then I would go down the do you get coldsores route and probably ask them to get tested and then we would know exactly what type of risk we were dealing with. 

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Per Terri Warren recent research suggests that ghsv1 shedding drops sharply after year 1. Everybody is different of course so read these numbers as a guide but you have to imagine that protection and meds decrease these percentages further (not to mention that if your partner already has oral hsv than they are inoculated already) 

"Shedding at 3 months out is 7% and at 2 years 1.3% so somewhere in between those two. "

https://westoverheights.com/forum/question/ghsv1-and-panicked/

 

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