It's Russian roulette. However, If you choose not to wear a condom, the chances of passing it on are increased obviously.
It's worth noting that it's harder for a female to transmit to a male than it is for a male to transmit to a female. That's why so many more women than men have Genital herpes.
Hi, sorry to hear you are still struggling 6 years on. What is it that you want to achieve with a therapist? What do you feel they are not 'getting'?
Have you ever thought that perhaps your own inability to accept the virus is preventing you from moving forward? There is nothing that a therapist can say or do that will change anything. I saw a specialist sexual health therapist for 6 weeks after I was diagnosed and it was nice to hear reassuring words and clichés, but ultimately, it didn't make a scrap a of difference. Reaching acceptance after about 4-5 months of wallowing in self pity was the turning point for me. Accepting that I made poor choices in the past. Accepting that I have the virus and it ain't going anywhere. Accepting that I wanted to make changes and grow as a person and not use the virus as an excuse for why my life sucked. Accepting that I could still do the majority of things in my life that I did before being diagnosed.
I've worked with several therapists since my diagnosis six years ago but none seem to really "get it" can someone share the secret of finding a therapist with experience working with people with herpes? Would greatly appreciate it. I live in the Denver area and I have Kaiser health insurance.
Sorry you are having to go through this and for the choices you made.......most of us made poor choices somewhere along the line. But whether you got it from your ex or not doesn't matter and nor will it change anything. You don't need closure on anything, it's just your ego wanting validation. It means nothing.
I'm not going to judge you here, but you are wanting your ex to be honest with you, which you claim is unfair, yet from what you mentioned your husband doesn't know about the encounter with your ex? That's a double standard isn't it
Forget about it and move on with your life the best you can.
Others will disagree with me but there are no clinically proven natural treatments.
What is your diet like? Do you exercise regularly?
When was the last time you stopped taking the daily acyclovir? Did you have a breakout immediately when you stopped the last time?
Hi I've had genital herpes for many years and have taken a daily acyclovir for about 5 years.
I'm thinking about stopping the valtrex, even though that will bring in an outbreak within about 3 days if past experience is any indicator. Just seems to have gotten worse the longer I take it. I'm wondering if I just grind my teeth and bear it my natural immune system will learn to fight it.
Has anyone else tried this? What natural treatments are out there? I've tried lysine with no luck in the past but don't know what else is out there.
@Sammie27 it is not clear nor is it likely that you got infected in a one off encounter in May.
Your test result indicates a long term infection and usually it means just that, long term! You probably have had this long before you met your husband and he hasn't worried about it up unti now and neither have you. What do you want to be different?
This has been answered above for you. You are really playing the ''íf'' game. Please don't do this as there are an unlimited "if" questions and they all end with the ultimate last "if" question of all... "if I had a can opener..."
Get tested, IgG antibodies type specific for HSV-1 and HSV-2.