Hi. I just would like to share my story and get some support. With so many quetsion marks, I’m going through this endless emotional turmoil all alone.
I had my first terrifying outbreak on 9th of April. About 2 weeks before this point, I had an unprotected sex with my boyfriend, and he ejaculated inside me. About 3 days before, my boyfriend told me he had a little white blister down there and it was because he was so excited, his penis was drooling fluid out so much that it stuck to his underwear. When he tried to take it off it ripped the skin and that’s how he got the blister according to him.
I tested positive for HSV 2, and he got tested but his results were all negative (by the time he got tested for swab, his blister almost healed). We had been together for 10 weeks at this point. And my last partner before him was the end of December 2019. I had a textbook example of all types of severe pains you can experience for first HSV2 outbreak. So I’m guessing that I contracted the virus very recently. Ejaculation is when the probability of viral shedding goes up. And considering the time frame, it just doesn’t add up to me that he tests negative for HSV2 (he has HSV1 in his mouth).
I told him the same day I got the test result, and he was so shocked he was literally flabbergasted and couldn’t close his jaw the whole time I was telling him the story. I think I’m being dumped by him at this point becuase of this “STD” I got down there, and this whole situation is taking a mental toll on me.
I know it is not possible to clarify the path of transmission, whatever I come up with will be a mere guess. But still… can anyone share your thoughts or opinion…?
Thank you for taking your time to read my post.
Topic: suppressive meds
hi, i was never suggested to go on suppressive meds and i didnt know they were even a thing. Can someone tell me how effective they are and what they do in terms of transmission chances and outbreaks? also what sort of suppressive meds are available, i really want to start taking them but i want some background info first. Thank you:)
Topic: Nervous about transmission
I’ve had this for a few years now. I recently hung out with a guy that I’m into. In the heat of the moment, he touched my genitals. I’m not 100% positive, but I believe he touched his after. I’ve done research trying to determine the possibility of transmission. I’m not having an outbreak, but I am nervous for him. I’m also not ready to disclose. I’m not sure if I want to take things that far. Should I be worried?
I was diagnosed around 18 months ago..
I have had constant outbreaks since then. No oozing blisters just red rashes and constant tingling on genital area. During this time my glands around my neck become swollen on and off which I’m guessing is a sign of lymph nodes trying to fight virus.
I have tried Valtrex and Famvir. Valtrex makes symptoms more bearable but doesn’t completely make virus dormant again. I have changed diet to plant based diet, I don’t drink alcohol, I take lysine and immune boosting supps everyday. None of these measure are heaping at all and I constantly have this outbreak which is causing me to become mentally exhausted and toward breaking point. My partner and I havnt had for 6 months due to the fact I’m scared of transmission and we are looking at having children at the end of the year.
I have booked in to see an infectious disease doctor to see if there are alternate measures in become ik ng station free and bring my quality of life back. I can exercise due to symptoms flaring up and causing issues to get worse
Is anyone out there having a similar experience and if so what measures are you taking to control symptoms.? To date I have spent $$$ on a ridiculous amount of remedies.
Hello! I was wondering how casual sex would work? If I’m not ready for a relationship then I’m certainly ready to disclose my HSV2 diagnosis with someone I’m having casual sex with. I am on a gram of valtrex a day and take it on time each day. I know that transmission rates are low with condoms and the suppressive therapy so is there really a reason to disclose my status with someone?
Topic: Anxiety and transmission
In 2011, I had a painful sore on my upper back and it was misdiagnosed as shingles. I changed doctors and got a culture of the area done after a recurrence and it tested positive for HSV; however, I never saw the results and they didn’t type it. Two years later, I had one small bump on my vulva and it was cultured for HSV; however, that was not typed either because the doctor said since it was on my genitals it was “genital herpes” and I was mortified. I had a very bad outbreak on my upper back two years ago and started suppressive therapy because I did not want to go through that pain again. I have been outbreak free for almost two years now and have not transmitted to my partner, although the anxiety is always there. He is aware of my diagnosis. Does anyone have any information on suppressive therapy and transmission rates? Also, has anyone had lesions on the upper part of their body? I’ve only had one sore on my vulva since I 2011 and all of the other outbreaks have been on my upper back. Any information is greatly appreciated!
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