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Question: side effects of herpes meds?

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So I was wondering if anyone started to experience more acne since taking suppressives, specifically acyclovir. I have noticed a definite increase in acne, not just on my face and I have never gotten body acne before but I just popped one next to my elbow! What are other side effects you all have experienced? Just trying to figure out if anyone else has experienced this.


Also! Just had a pap smear for the first time. Worst thing ever! But I did get to educate a doctor. I asked which type I had and he said there was no way of knowing. He showed me my results they used the IgG thing it was 21.something and I was like no there definitely is a way and it does matter! Finally he asked another doctor. His bad. So hopefully in a week or two I will finally know!(:

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Could you print out some of the handouts and take them to that Dr and ask him to give them to anyone with H .... tell him he can make all the copies he wants too ;)


Handouts + disclosure e-book:



And you may want to print out the CDC Fact Sheet for him in case he is out of touch with all the latest H facts ... you may want to highlight the parts that I underlined here:




How do people get genital herpes?


Infections are transmitted through contact with lesions, mucosal surfaces, genital secretions, or oral secretions. HSV-1 and HSV-2 can also be shed from skin that looks normal. In persons with asymptomatic HSV-2 infections, genital HSV shedding occurs on 10% of days, and on most of those days the person has no signs or symptoms. [4] Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission most commonly occurs from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected. [5]


If we can educate the Dr's then *maybe* we have a hope to get the word out to the public... *sigh*



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That's why the Handouts and the CDC info sheet are so helpful. They can't argue with the CDC's info and Adrials handouts are just a great tool to give people who need a simple fact sheet to help them understand things without spending hours on crappy assed websites getting the shit scared out of them :(

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Hair loss as a side effect of acyclovir? Hmmm. If it is it took almost 10 years after I last used it to kick in. I rather doubt it. The DNA from both sides of the family doomed me to that fate. To tell the truth it doesn't bother me at all, not like I thought it would when I was younger.

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