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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.
Johninthemist

The use of antivirals

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Johninthemist

Hi there, 

I have been taking antivirals during OB for about two years now and it does work. I am however currently trying l-lysine as I simply want to try some new things out. 

Is it bad to not take antivirals during an outbreak? Or will this actually give my body the chance to stimulate it's own immune response better? 

Another question I have is with regards to Synergy and Biogetica and their Hyperisince. Anyone that has actually completed their treatment? 

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horseygal

I was kindly sent this recently by another chap on the forum it says using anti virals long term can deplete your body of antibodies to the virus ! So best to use for break outs and short term use

 

ive just come off valtrex after 6 months of using to suppress OB but it didn’t work for me, still had OB every 1-2 weeks! And now I’ve stopped I’ve had the worse OB ever lasting 3 weeks and much more painful and in multiple areas ! It’s like I’ve just contracted it and my body is saying WTF!

 

 

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