So- are prodrome symptoms always the same? I worry that every “itch” is a prodrome symptom. What classifies as a prodrome? Is it constant pain/tingle/itchyness or can it be any itch that lasts a few seconds? It’s hard to tell what is from shaving and what is a prodrome. Is it safe to say that because I’ve never had another outbreak *knocks on wood* that this is just a normal itch? Are prodrome symptoms only before an outbreak or do they happen when you are asymptomatic shedding with no outbreak after?
Prodrome is normally a feeling of discomfort along the nerve that supplies the genitals and down the leg and it doesn’t last a few seconds. Prodrome symptoms happen before an outbreak but can also happen with no outbreak
Now that I’m in a monogamous relationship for 1+ year when do couples stop fearing passing GHSV1 to their partner? I was hoping the 3 months was due to your partner creating antibodies. Is it possible to transmit but they never get an outbreak?
Is it fair to make the argument that the pull out method is just as risky (about 94% effective) to cause pregnancy as me passing ghsv1 genitally to my partner? I worry that when my partner and I live closer we will be having more sex and therefor the risk of will increase.
The pull out method is not recommended for preventing transmission NOR preventing pregnancy
Shedding only 4 days a year and never seeing a case of ghsv1 to ghsv1 transmission is very comforting but also confusing because everyone is still so afraid of something that is very unlikely
That’s true, I’m afraid. People just need to start working on believing the facts rather than living in fear.