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Thank you Terri
Does time determine whether or not it’s well established? I have had it for years, but my partner just a few months.
He is definitely willing to use condoms. I would say that my outbreaks are once every couple of months with inconsistent use of the antiviral medicine. Is there any risk with touching or oral sex in the vaginal area if I do not have any active sores? Thank you
Thank you. I have been living with herpes for 3 years. I had constant outbreaks initially an things seem to have now gotten better. I also spent the past 3 years thinking that I was always infectious and worrying about infecting my kids. I became obsessive in a very bad way. I am now starting to come to terms with this as well. At home I do not share a bathroom with my kids, however I still have concerns when we vacation because often we have to share a bathroom. That was really the reason for my questions. If I have an outbreak and swim in the pool or ocean near others is there any chance of transmitting the virus. Also I have heard that the virus can be transmitted via towels. I try to keep everything separate, however wanted to ask this. Is someone used one of my swim towels that had been used a couple of days prior and was dry (never washed) is there any chance of transmitting the virus. Sorry if the questions are silly. Thank you
Thanks Terri..I appreciate your comments. I do not know if I will follow through with pursuing this legally. I have been working on adjusting to this for almost 2 years and it has not been easy…both physically and emotionally. The infection itself is just one of the many hurtful and devastating things that resulted from my marriage. If I do pursue this legally there is no amount of money that would compensate me and my children for all of the hurt that was caused by my EX husband adultery. However, I would like for him and the person he had an affair with to be held accountable and to accept responsibility.
Thank you very much for your response. My infection resulted from adultery and my ex treated me poorly after I informed him. Also the person who infected him acts as though the situation does not exist. It’s all very upsetting that people get away with this.
Nonetheless, I actually did have a negative test several months prior to being infected at the suggestion of my Dr. I got sick shortly after reconciling with my ex-husband. After I told him that he had infected me he admitted that he had begun having outbreaks shortly after he started a relationship with this other person. I have also found communications where he admits that he contracted it from her, so there really is very little doubt, but I do understand that proving it might be far more difficult.
I actually met with an attorney today to see if it was something I could pursue….so we will see. I just think people should be held accountable for their selfish and destructive actions. Thanks again
Thank you for your response. His exposure to HSV1 would have been from the same person and from the same time period..several months or even years back. Again, I never gave the HSV1 much concern since his doctor said it was negative and he has never had a cold sore. HSV has been problematic for me so everything seems to trigger worry of transmission for me now. I do not know my current HSV1 status, but I was tested prior to this situation as part of a full STD screen and I was negative for HSV1 and HSV2. When I was diagnosed with HSV2 it was from a swab test. The only result that was shared with me at the time was that I was positive HSV2. Why is it that HSV1 seems to be transmittable via innate objects but from what I read it is unlikely to transmit HSV2 this way.
Lastly, I am on 2/500 MG of Valtrex daily since being diagnosed. My initial outbreak was severe. It has been several months since I have had any blisters but I have constants symptoms, most days of the month (tingling, itching, discomfort, etc.). A few months ago my Dr. increased my meds for a month to 3/500MG per day and I seemed to feel better. I am surprised that I still have this level of discomfort with the amount of meds I take. If I miss a day of medication I am very likely to get an outbreak. I will be discussing this with my doctor, but wanted to ask is there any issue with taking the increase dosage 3/500MG of valtrex and are there any long term affect of taking daily anti-viral meds. Also I was considering asking him to switch me to acyclovir to see if this helps.
Just wanted to provide some additional information to help clarify my question. I was unable to get the actual test results as he no longer has them. I do remember that based on the indexes noted below his HSV 2 value was high (maybe over 5 ) and definitely positive (as expected). The HSV1 value fell in the equivocal range, I believe a little over 1.00. He was told negative HSV1 and positive HSV2. The testing was done several months after exposure. At the time there was great concern over the HSV2 so I never thought much about HSV1 until I noticed my ex sharing drinks with our child today. Would really like to understand what does falling in the equivocal range mean, particulary with a positive HSV2 test. Would also like to understand the risk of transmitting HSV1.
> 1.10 Positive
0.91 – 1.09 Equivocal
Thank you for your response.
I was diagnosed with a swab test after my initial outbreak which was pretty bad. I have been taking Valtrex since and now take 1000 mg per day.
I no longer have blisters now that I am on the meds, however I have symptoms every month (tingling, itching and discomfort). It lasts for several days.
It really bothers me because I feel like I’m always “contagious”.
– If I’m having symptoms every month does this mean that I am always shedding the virus. I had hoped that with the amount of medication that I take that I would be almost symptom free.
– I’ve read conflicting reports about how long the virus can live outside of the body. If it were on someone’s hand or on an object would it remain active or would it die pretty quickly?