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So, since I've been on this last, life has taken a drastic turn. Mostly for the better. My outbreak count has diminished greatly, although when they do happen, the little bastards make up for lost time. My mental health has improved alot. I've been sober for over 2 years and I have a feeling that has help tremendously in my physical and mental outlook. And lastly, I've got a girlfriend. We've been together for almost 3 years and we are looking ever so forward to our future.
She dosen't know.
We've restrained from having sex this entire time and alot has to do with my ability to keep her at bay. Not an easy task when your in love with a sexy girl who is madly in love with you. We however have found ways to get our kicks. I go down on her almost every day and she loves it. She jacks me off and somewhat does oral through my shorts or pjs. Either way we both cum and usually in each other's faces. Life is just dandy.
I'm as paranoid as ever but have developed a routine to keep my worries at bay. Cleanliness is a major key to my sanity and/or insanity. Gloves have become my best friend and it seems to be a fulfilling relationship. I've been warming up to telling her and I have a good feeling about it. We are on the same page and we are totally devoted to each other. Sex is something we look forward to but in my head it's my biggest fear.
That's where the "experiment" comes in. My hypothesis is as follows:
If it goes over well, and only if, I want to have sex with her, but with a series of "protectants". I've been researching condoms use and its effectiveness on hsv. That combined with an antiviral dosage and as far as I can tell, it's more than capable of warding off her contracting hsv. But it is only transferable through skin to skin contact, right?? Well here's the kicker, I've devised a series of boxers and tighty whities with small holes cut in the crotch. With all of them on, my groin, thighs and partial stomach is covered. Before I put them on one by one, I put on a condom (maybe 2, let me know your thoughts on whether that is an effective idea) and put my penis through each of the holes one by one. By the time the last pair is in, the bottom ring of the condom is covered, thus no skin is showing and the surrounding skin is covered in a thick cotton cocoon of a fruit of the loom diaper. Seems good in theory, but I need some advice from you all in whether it will work and would it be effective.
Let know what you think and your advice.
I had unprotected sex November 16th 2019. I tested positive for HSV2 on December 10th >5 (igg) , retested December 14 and now stated >13.80 (igg quest).
Today is December 16th and I have yet to have any symptoms or lesions anywhere. HOWEVER, a Week later after exposure I had a sore throat to where drinking and swallowing was very painful for about a week.
I know she Has HSV2 because she told me (deceivingly too late) and I understand HSV2 is rare in the throat but could this be my case? I hope so. No initial OB on my genitals in 30 days since exposure with no medications.
p.s I still take no medication.
By Contador 123
Hi, I have been suffering from a sort of burning tip of my tongue and a little uncomfortable sensation in my mouth. Sometimes, depending on what i have eaten or drunk i get a blackish/deep red spot on the side of my tongue and lots of little dots near the tip of my tongue. These do not ooze, scab or ache but just appear.
I also have white dots on my lip (top) which look like Fordyce and my bottom lip also seems to be constantly chapped and peeling in places.
My nose had also become itchy and greasy and sometimes red patches appear on my face, near my eyebrows.
Has anyone had anything like this happen to them, is it and allergy or something more sinister, I have seen several sexual health consultants and GPs and they cant see anything wrong, but to me it certainly is.
I am extremely stressed so perhaps this is making it worse.
I hope someone can help me.
June 3rd I may of been exposed to Herpes.
Performed oral and vaginal sex with a one night stand. A few days later, "felt off" and got tested on the 7th (negative for all stds, but not tested for herpes)
Took a round of Doxycycline the following week around the 14th for a few days as I was feeling extremely Hot and urinating frequently. It seemed to help for an instant, however still feeling off.
Tested again n the 28th - Negative for all stds including HSV igg however positive for HSV igm with an index of 1.14 (Positive being anything greater than 1.1) *approximately 26 days after suspected exposure
Dr. prescribed Valacyclovir 2x day. Started taking medication July 2nd.
Pain and discomfort in the penis continuing. With sensations in the pelvic area and kidneys.
Tested again on July 20th - Negative for all stds and HSV igg/igm.
Tested again August 6th - Negative for all stds and HSV igg/igm.
I have been taking valacyclovir since July 2nd 2x daily.
I have felt just not right since the possible exposure date (or shortly after).
My penis has gone through feelings of tingling sensations, heat, pain but not to touch, pain in my pelvis. Things seemed to of started with a burning sensation in the inner thigh.
I feel as I am having shooting sensation in my legs and occasionally have an itchy/tingle around where my pubic hair is from time to time. Hell, today and maybe yesterday I've noticed tingling in my scalp.
I tried again today to not take the valacyclovir and lasted until about 11:30 am after waking up around 8 am. My lips and the skin around my face starts to burn and the tingling around the pubic hair area of my genitals increase in its sensations. It's almost as a sleeping demon is waking up when I don't take the meds. When I take it, it takes about a day or so for things to get back in control.
My penis/genitals have also not smelled the same since. It seems my scent has changed.
Today is day 68 - is this how it's going to be forever?
I am worried I have this all over my face as the burning is in the corners of my mouth and down my chin, as well as my nose.
I have not shown any sores however I do feel my penis and scrotum has felt hot and sometimes red, typically on the head of the penis at the urethra. Multiple dr's say it looks normal to them.
I am so lost and feel like I am falling apart physically, mentally and emotionally. I guess I just wait until week 12 (in a few more weeks) to maybe test positive... but then what?
Full paper here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X18315652
Note sure if anyone wrote about this. I couldn't find any results for VC2 in the site's search. This is a live attenuated vaccine from Louisiana State University. The results do not seem super promising, as reducing shedding/recurrance by < 70% pre-clinical is common in many discontinued vaccines. Still, research is being done, which is always great!
"Our studies also showed that VC2 vaccine decreases the clinical severity of acute and recurrent HSV-2 disease in guinea pigs when provided by intramuscular vaccination. During the primary infection, animals vaccinated with VC2 had a significant decrease in clinical severity and replicating virus in the vaginal vault. Prophylactic vaccination also decreased the quantity of virus in the DRGs when compared to the No Treatment group. The ability to protect neural tissue from latent infection probably contributed to the decrease in the number of animals with recurrent lesions by 67% and the number of days with recurrent vaginal shedding by 46%. This reduction in shedding is particularly important because transmission of HSV-2 to uninfected persons is largely due to asymptomatic shedding , ."
"When tested as a therapeutic vaccine, i.e., one designed to decrease recurrent disease and recurrent virus shedding in those already infected with HSV, the VC2 vaccine was not effective although it did reduce recurrent shedding, at least when compared to the gD2 vaccine. This may be because live attenuated vaccines have only limited replication in hosts that are already infected and thus do not have much of an impact in improving the immune response. Because infected hosts have frequent reactivations of virus that would be similar to a live vaccine inoculation it may be difficult for the vaccine to improve the immune response unless it is able to induce responses not activated by the host’s recurrent virus replication."