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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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Average Joe

Concerned about my positive IGG hsv1

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Average Joe

Hi everyone, let me start with the fact before i was positive i had an hsv1 igg of 0.6, that was years ago, now with a recent sex partner who tested positive after i had sex with her a week after that my igg was 1.1 which is positive, i went to the doctor and he told me to take acyclovir for a week which i did, after almost a month after my exposure i tested and was hsv1 igg 1.3 (i calculated it stopped raising after i took the medicine), i haven't had symptoms at all, should i do another test or is official im positive?, btw im latino and we dont have western blot here, sorry for my english.

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StayStrongOk

Hi @Average Joe. I have read that igg value below 3.5 has potential to be false positive. If you don't have outbreak to swab, you can try the same test again. Also, you are doing the test too early. Your body needs some time to develop the antibody, which is around 3 months I think.

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4 minutes ago, StayStrongOk said:

Hi @Average Joe. I have read that igg value below 3.5 has potential to be false positive. If you don't have outbreak to swab, you can try the same test again. Also, you are doing the test too early. Your body needs some time to develop the antibody, which is around 3 months I think.

Hi, i have heard the same about low positive igg values but i think is when we are talking about HSV2 and in my case is the HSV1, would be great if someone could confirm that, but even though i apreciate your answer, i think i'll try one more time after this global situation happens, thanks.

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