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I read this and came to realize shedding has only been known for a short time in history.

So this means we can spread it via all body fluids not merely by direct contact with lesions and having sex?! EEK :eek:

What I want to know is what do you do if, and how do you tell if, you have systemic herpes infection??? I don't think enough attention is being paid here or anywhere other than the site I found, about shedding and systemic infections. People need to know what to do and what complications there can be as a result of these things. I'm doing my own research on it and am scared as to my findings thus far. Not meaning to scare people but we should find out all we can... amen.

"Other Neurologic Diseases. Other neurologic syndromes that have been linked to HSV infection include epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, atypical pain syndromes, ascending or transverse myelitis (inflammation of the spinal column), and neuralgia (severe stabbing pain along a nerve or group of nerves)."

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That is crazy... I didn't know that. So do you think that means that we can give someone else herpes just through kissing even if we have genital herpes?

I hadn't heard that before. Everything I heard was direct skin to skin... not blood or body fluids. That is scary!

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No that's not what it means. You can't spread the virus from your mouth if you've got it genitally.

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    • Quest
      When I broke out/ shed it usually was on my backside left side, my  upper crack or back right below the belt! Doggy style is my absolute favorite position which makes him very vulnerable! I think there definitely is an advantage to wearing some sexy clothes or latex! Or even the liquid gloves. I think the biggest problem is that people shave now and they nick and cut themselves! That leads them open for infection on any part of the boxer area!  
    • WilsoInAus
      I’d build on this to say that the volume of virus is critical. It has been observed that shedding instances where there are 10^7 virions are required for a pragmatic chance to actually get through the skin and it’s natural defences. Most shedding instances are well below this threshold. I’d also suggest that for many asymptomatic transmissions, most of the virus comes to the surface during the sexual act itself. So little point testing beforehand.
    • floydmonk
      Thank you for sharing that. Very resourceful.
    • Cas9
      I wasn't following the conversation closely, but yes, all that matters in terms of being contagious is if the virus makes it to the skin.
    • yadayadayadayada
      @Cas9 isn't that a "technicality"? From the sound of it this means that on a cellular level there is a daily battle but at the end of the day the virus can't transmit until it is present on the skin... right? I mean the question will still be: how many days is the virus present and transmittable. The mechanism (the technicality) is important but also not important... but I could be wrong, just trying to interpret. 

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