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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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KelsMichelle

Has anyone stopped antivirals after taking them for years?

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KelsMichelle

Hello everyone. I’ve had herpes genitally for 3 years. The first two years I had maybe one OB a year, no biggy. But this year, starting in June, I’ve had one almost every month. I’m taking daily acyclovir (was on valtrex, it stopped working I guess, got an OB that lasted >1mo so switched May 2018). I’m considering stopping the daily meds. What’s the point? Also I’m not getting prodome symptoms so can’t really premedicate if I feel an OB coming. This seriously has me depressed. It’s really not a big deal but the past 6-7 months have been terrible. Any words of wisdom would help. Thanks 

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Gili

Hey ! I had the same problem with valtrex. It stopped working after taking it for 2 years. I used to take one per day. Then i started to take huge amounts of vitamin c along with other multivitamins. Helped a lot, now im on aciclovir along with vitamin c. I tried to stop the meds but i keep getting outbreaks if i stop. 

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Hope4Cur3

I take Valtrex when a think an OB is coming and during. I try to take Lysine as well, and run. My OB are generally on my buttcheek. I use a blower dryer to prevent, reduce, and treat OB. I do my best to stay away from nuts and beans. Valtrex is always my go to in regards to meds.

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alextheman

I only take them when i feel something or a symptom.I do not take everyday and that has been working.Best thing for me is to get enough sleep and less stress.

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horski
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I have had herpes fo rat least 15 years.  My husband had it and passed away of melanoma 12 years ago.  I married again since.  He feels most comfortable if i take valacyclovir, but i am tired of taking it.  what do you think?  

also, i have not had an outbreak in like 10 years. 

 

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