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    Have you looked into getting the Western Blot? Costs more, but it's definitive so you'll get an accurate result.
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    Has anyone tried juice fasting?

    Fasting is a wonderful way for me to press the reset button and clear out my system from residue that’s been building up. In fact, I stopped eating breakfast every day because I ironically have more energy when I skip it. I did do a super green juice diet for a bit here and there and I agree — it certainly feels good and helps to lighten the load. A word to the wise: If you’re fasting completely (with something like the master cleanse protocol) *before* you start feeling that metallic taste (like you’ve swallowed a nickel), then slowly start reintroducing actual food back into your diet. That’s a sign that your body is starting to break itself down to get necessary supplements. That started happening to me right around day 8 or 9 but it’s different for each person. Just pay attention to your sweet sweet body and don’t overdo it.
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    Paper cut

    Yes, it sure does. Search “paper cut herpes” on this site for a lot of descriptions that match up.
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    Cold sores and HSV2

    Got it, thanks for sharing that. So for you, it’ll take around 6 months to a year to develop antibodies that will help protect you from your partner’s herpes. But no worries since following the common sense approach of avoiding the sexual stuff during outbreaks and keeping an open line of communication about prodrome symptoms should keep you from spreading it to each other.
  5. Your future baby will be perfectly safe in the womb. The only way herpes can be passed to the child is via vaginal delivery and an outbreak is happening. I’m pretty sure acyclovir has been shown to be safe across the board, including pregnancy, but check on that with your doc since I’m not 100 on that.
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    Cold sores and HSV2

    It can still happen, so still be careful and use common sense like avoiding contact during outbreaks. Transmission is less likely the longer your body has had to develop antibodies, however. The strains are close enough that HSV-2 antibodies will help to protect you from HSV-1 and vice versa but it’s not full protection by any means. How long have you and your partner had your strains of herpes?
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    Herpes outbreak got infected

    Thank you so much for sharing your story, @galphoenix! Yes, definitely super important to treat outbreaks like the open wounds they are and take proper care of them just like you would any other wound (except even more carefully of course since this wound is infectious). There can be a tendency to avoid having to deal with outbreaks because of a mixture of fear and denial (I went through that myself!) so it’s helpful to hear this so we all are vigilant about taking care of ourselves and our bodies.
  8. Hey @Newhsv! Sorry to hear you’re going through it! You’re not alone, though. Just hang in there. Those kinds of prodrome symptoms are common so soon since your first outbreak. It could be signaling another outbreak but it could also just be the virus moving through your nerve pathways that might not result in a full-blown outbreak. For the first 6 months to a year, your body will be building up antibodies to lessen outbreaks and prodrome symptoms over time. I know it sounds like forever now, but I promise you it gets better! If you do start getting outbreaks more often, then consider getting on daily suppressive therapy to help block the virus by around 50%.
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    Is the Western Blot legit?

    From their website:
  10. The first layer of careful is to be aware of your body and any sorts of prodrome symptoms (everyone's body is different, so pay attention to yours). And beyond that, ultimately, careful is subjective, to be determined by the level of risk both partners are willing to take on. For example, my wife and I didn't use condoms for a while (hence how we got this awesome lil toddler!) but I still took suppressive medication to cut her risk in half. But the no-condoms decision was something we discuss the costs/benefits together. And it can be a case-by-case basis, too. Just because you determine to go condom free for one romp doesn't mean it'll be like that for all future romps. Does all that help?
  11. Yes, you can still get it but the chances are less likely since your body has been building immunity. How long have you had herpes? The longer you have it, the harder it is to auto-inoculate (spread it to other parts of your body, whether by you or a partner). But i would adjust it to say you don’t need to worry. Just be careful. Worrying has never gotten anyone anywhere helpful.
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    Is the Western Blot legit?

    Yes, western blot is the gold standard of herpes tests.
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    I need valtrx!!!

    Hi Bliss, have you tried going to your local health dept? They tend to be quick to see folks and have super cheap alternatives to get antivirals.
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    Is Viral Shedding True ? Opinions

    Hey Research has shown us that viral shedding happens a certain percentage of time with no signs or symptoms. That’s why it’s not so black and white since sometimes there is no virus shedding and sometimes there is. It’s random, so you won’t always pass herpes due to viral shedding since it’s not always happening and there’s no way to tell when it is or isn’t. The good news is that with time, your body builds up more and more immunity so the virus will shed less and less. Viral shedding is also different depending on the strain of the virus and where it manifests on your body. Have you seen the handouts I put together? They have the facts all summarized in a super easy-to-understand way. Download them and read up on the facts. Here they are with the free ebook: https://herpesopportunity.com/free-ebook-signup.html
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    People Magazine Herpes Story

    The reason the vast majority of people have oral HSV-1, in fact, is because unwitting family members with an active cold sore will kiss fellow family members’ kids, not realizing that it’s even a transmissible thing. But also note that the vast majority (99.999999%) of these kids certainly don’t die from it. If that were the case, we would have a global epidemic on our hands. So don’t let these types of stories overwhelm the facts. Of course use common sense to be safe and careful, but don’t let it take you over as paranoia. This stuff gets to me so deeply is because I can’t tell you how many parents (mostly mothers) I’ve coached who assume they are going to infect their children so they don’t even give them physical affection anymore. They don’t bathe with them, hug them, cuddle them or snuggle them. They keep a “safe” distance. (Ironically because they love them so damn much!) And that right there absolutely slays my heart. Affection is one of those foundational nutrients that children need and deserve to grow up healthy and feeling loved. And it’s just not okay that people (especially parents) are mislead in this way. It’s safe to snuggle and love and cuddle on your child. Using common sense like avoiding contact during outbreaks will keep your children safe, but we don’t need to be walking around feeling like we need fucking hazmat suits on wrapped in bubble wrap in order to exist. Okay, I’m off my soap box now.