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  1. @pecan, Hi pecan, I don't think it's anyone's place to tell you how you should or should not be handling this nor should anyone be sizing up how you handle the virus versus how anyone else handles the virus. Herpes affects us all differently (both emotionally and physically) and sometimes forums such as these are the only outlet we've got. I think some people just don't want to hear such a somber reality when it comes to the virus and instead are bent on keeping things light and fluffy to suit their needs. I think you have a right to express yourself and be heard and not be made to feel lik
  2. @Shortcake, Hi, was the tingling constant for you? How long did you have the tingling for? Thanks!
  3. @Ubikwity Every time I read a post or response of yours it soothes my soul. Thank you for being you and sharing your wonderful self with us 🙂.
  4. I'm glad you brought that up because I've definitely caught her contradicting herself. My gut says I caught it within the three months preceding onset of symptoms (with my last possible exposure being four days before symptoms began). I could fall into the common scenario of having symptoms 2-10 days post last exposure but also could fall into scenario where symptoms appeared from an exposure that was almost three months old (I had several partners during that 3-month period). Prior to those three months I was celibate for about half a year without any kind of symptom. So that's why I'm th
  5. Hello @bonnie_1987, My igG index value was a 10.40 and when I asked Terri Warren if I had a recent infection she told me it was likely an older/established infection at that index value. As you know this is a common question and so Terri's answer is usually that index values such as ours are not likely to be recent infections. I hope that helps. You can check out her forum (if you haven't done so already) and read her responses to this very question from others. Take care.
  6. @Ishmael, you know that it's not just unethical to me. IT'S UNETHICAL PERIOD! I would ask anyone else who is reading this to chime in but this is not my thread. You are advocating for non-disclosure (within a certain context) on this forum. Don't you think it's a slap in the face to other users here that were on the receiving end of non-disclosure within that context?? Really?? I guess you are saying that they should have known better? Ramble away if you must but, as I mentioned previously, I'm not taking anything that you have to say to heart.
  7. Even if she's never had sores/an outbreak she could still be contagious through viral shedding. Why should she not disclose?? @mr_hopp, could you please chime in here? Thank you.
  8. Hi @RainyGal, maybe you can find this sheet useful in regards to transmission. I hope all is well.
  9. @Ishmael You have been caught red-handed and you are just trying your best to save face here. You could man up and admit that you did suggest to another user on this site (RainyGal, link to that post provided in this thread) that you would NOT disclose and instead carry on like normal if you were in her shoes (positive only for HSV 1 through blood test and never any sores anywhere). It's as clear as daylight in your response to her. Slice it any way you want. In my book this is something that is UNETHICAL and therefore leads me to question the ethics of the person who would sugge
  10. @Ishmael, so then people that don't get cold sores don't have to tell their partners even if they know they are infected with type one via blood test?? A yes or no will suffice.
  11. @Lelianney Wow your story breaks my heart. Herpes definitely has it out more for some than others. It definitely had it out for me and since my diagnosis almost a year ago it has been a hell of a ride. You are definitely justified and entitled to vent and be heard. I hope that someone with a more similar experience to yours will chime in with perhaps some words of encouragement for whatever that's worth. Sometimes just letting it out helps, and I hope you felt at least a little better after you clicked submit.
  12. @Ishmael, So the message you are conveying is that it's okay for someone who has oral HSV1 to not disclose since it's common in the population?
  13. @Ishmael As we know, a positive blood test for type one only tells us we have it but not where we have it. And as we also know it is becoming more and more common to have type one genitally. So there is no way to know for sure without sores and only a positive blood test for type one. If I didn't already know I had it genitally, I would disclose that I have it and that it could be oral or genital. I would want to protect the other 20 per cent that don't have it.
  14. @benzgtx, Geez mister, you really ruffled some feathers with this post! But as someone who also has HSV-related neurological issues, I can totally understand your frustration and need to vent. Sometimes forums like these are the only places we are left with to do so. Honestly, I scared most people in my personal life away (longtime friends, close family) when I tried to reach out and tell them what I've been going through. It's sad, but most people are just not interested in dealing with such raw and real emotions, or dealing with anyone who is in the dumps. It's a buzz kill, it gets
  15. @benzgtx, Thank you for your real, raw, and honest post about the lesser heard of yet devastating effects this virus can have on some of us. I myself have been suffering from neurological issues going back to about two weeks before diagnosis (eleven months as of yesterday and counting!). To say that the past year has been a living hell for me is an understatement. Prior to this I was a happy-go-lucky man full of life. Now I'm just a shell of the man that I was. This has affected every facet of my life. I joined this forum and Terri's forum to learn all I can about herpes but also to see
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