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Anyone from the UK? Dealing with NHS

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Hey! I suspect most people here are from USA but im from London and what i’ve found is the doctors and clinic won’t even give us meds unless you have severe outbreaks. Surely this would mean that rates in the UK would be so high? I just can’t understand it, the nurse even said to me i don’t need to disclose to partners.

 

has anyone else from the UK experienced this? Is this the right approach to take? How cN we prevent passing this on without meds?!

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Hello I am also from London. I found them very blase about everything too. I also got told it's not necessary to disclose. I have managed to get some tablets..I told the clinic that I was having outbreaks just to get hold of a pack to keep on hand. I then managed to get some through the doctor on a monthly prescription. I'm in a LDR so I take them whenever I see my partner and if I'm poorly I take them to stop anything happening. Keep trying! You just have to be pushy because they really dont seem to care that much or have much idea of what a diagnosis does to people!  I'm sure it must be such a common virus here as there it absolutely no way of knowing you have it unless you're one of us unlucky few like us who ever had a symptom!

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Thanks @Riseandfall i might have to try that too. Your so right i would never have known if i didnt have the symptoms they dont even do the blood tests so we wouldn’t know our igg levels. 
its very annoying sometimes. But interesting to see the culture differences between USA and UK. 

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I live in the middle east and I was also told by a Dr not to disclose.  Also by a Dr that I saw in India.

If you travel there are some countries where it is easy to stock up on meds with a Dr, such as Greece.

I have a friend who is a flight attendant and they get me meds whenever they go there.

I think the Dr are persuaded by drug companies to discourage people from disclosing so that they get more customers.  It's discussing.  For the same reason, I think that they will never look for a cure.

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