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  1. herpnerve

    Masturbation as a trigger

    Hi all, not sure if this topic is appropriate or will be put down. But after not having outbreaks for about a month, I masturbated and had an outbreak. In looking back I believe I would masturbate once a week and so my breakouts would come weekly. I was wondering if anyone else has had this issue or experience, and if so, what did you do to help it? thank you (GHSV1, 4 months in)
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    Side effects of Acyclovir

    I would recommend drinking A LOT of water as I feel like it may subside symptoms. I say this because the liver may be having a difficult time processing the drug and jaundice can potentially set in. That is likely why it says to drink with water on the prescription.
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    Genital to genital HSV1

    It angers me that not only did her not disclose but had sex while he had a small sore he should have known better
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    Nerve Pain and Red Spots

    Yes, random swab was positive (but I was having symptoms as described above and therefore asked them to test me for STDs by swab including herpes) i have not done blood because I trust the swab was correct I will next get blood tested when I have a new partner which may be a while haha (I was never a sexual person)
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    Nerve Pain and Red Spots

    Well I didn’t have a lesion to swab but I went to the gyno who did an internal vaginal swab since when you’re shedding you shed everywhere my blood was still negative
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    Genital to genital HSV1

    How do you know you got it genital to genital and not from oral to genital?
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    Nerve Pain and Red Spots

    Personally, this is how it showed up for me. I started having nerve pain (mostly right upper and Lower thigh and occasionally my crotch). I had always had a fear of getting herpes so right away assumed it may be herpes related. I also noticed red pin point dots on the “fatty area” (mons Publis) of my crotch area. They were never painful, never raised or have a yellow/white center, just itchy. My gyno doesn’t believe that these are my outbreaks because they don’t present “classically” and she says they may be from shaving. However, I would get them when not shaving for a few weeks and they were accompanied by a bit of itchiness and slight nerve pain. I have HSV1 and perhaps it presents differently than HSV2 would. It’s not the end of the world! feel better! It’s not a curse i got herpes after only having sex 7 times in my life (not 7 partners)
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    Symptoms Questions

    However, I am not sure if you’re male or female so maybe gynos not the way for you
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    Symptoms Questions

    For your first question, id recommend a gynecologist!
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    A whole mess of h

    I would say go get it checked, it could just be a canker Sore! Also I almost feel as if it’s better to get it orally now than genitally because you would have protection from getting it genitally and would be less likely to pass it (that is, IF you test positive) i also wanted to give you major props for going for this guy because I feel as though some with GHSV1 feel “blessed” to have the “better one” and fear getting the other. Like you, I have decided that if someone ever discloses to me that they have GHSV2 while I have GHSV1, I will be accepting and hope they are accepting of me
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    A whole mess of h

    What makes you feel as though you have it orally?
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    3rd Date She Told Me She has Herpes

    Yes that is true, and it depends on the test. However, it’s 98-99% corrects for diagnosing negatives, and 92-94% correct in diagnosing positives. (This is all for HSV2) By these numbers, it’s more likely that someone who is positive will test negatively rather than have someone who is negative test positively. So if anything, it’s more likely that there some people with HSV2 that tests can’t pick up. Therefore, I would say that the statistics are pretty much something to follow, of course there are standard deviations to consider, but the standard deviation isn’t too high.
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    3rd Date She Told Me She has Herpes

    I also wanted to say I have GHSVI (herpes 1, associated with cold sores, genitally). however, I would take the risk on someone with type 2 given that we use precaution because it isn’t as bad as it seems and the risk is low and it’s not too terrible physically. Also, if you want to get back into the “playing field” woman that are single in the age group, 1 in 4 (white females) of 40-49 years of age have type 2, while 2/3 (black females) 40-49 and 30-39 have it. Age 30-39 it’s about 1 in 5 women (white). Sorry if that was confusing. So odds are, if you do “catch” it and get back in the playing field to date, you’ll encounter women who also have it (granted I would recommend asking them to get tested before you disclose because they may assume they don’t have it when in reality they do).
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    3rd Date She Told Me She has Herpes

    As a side note, I think that this is a good learning lesson for many. I mean, what were the odds you would have had sex with her without asking her to get tested for STDs if she didn’t know she had herpes. I guess you learn the importance of asking people to get tested because 87% of those with herpes don’t even know they have it. also, do you know what type she has? Is it for sure type 2 because that would also play into it as if you have gotten cold sores before, you have antibodies for type 1 and would further lower your risk if she has tho 1 genitally
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    3rd Date She Told Me She has Herpes

    It depends. See, if this was someone I was head over heals for, yes, I would take the risk. That is why I would recommend getting to know her a bit more before making a decision. Considering 1 in 6 have this without realizing it tells you that it doesn’t affect many physically, but that’s does not pertain to all. It’s the mental battle that people struggle with because of fear of disclosing to future partners. If you go on a few more dates with her and think “I can see myself marrying this girl one day” then I would take the risk, especially if she knows her body well enough to know when an outbreak is on the rise. Also, consider asking her how long she’s had it for since if she has had it for over a year there’s even less of a chance she would transmit it to you. Ultimatley your choice, however, I think getting to know her better may be a good idea for two reasons: 1) you’ll determine if she’s worth the risk 2) for her, although kinda because of herpes, your secondary reason for breaking up with her would be that you don’t see a future together based on your experiences with one anothed. take care
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