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November 17, 2023 at 3:18 am in reply to: Why am I getting them so frequently? Is there anything I can do? #83409
I get cold sores on my lips, they seem to usually be in the the right location. I asked them to up my dose and they gave me 1g and I don’t seem to have any breakouts sinceSeptember 28, 2023 at 5:43 pm in reply to: Why am I getting them so frequently? Is there anything I can do? #82975
I can’t find an edit, but I wanted to add that I also use abreva as soon as I find out that i am forming a cold sore as well as the valtrexDecember 29, 2022 at 6:35 pm in reply to: High hsv1 (symptomatic), relatively low hv2(asymptomatic) #79884
I will try to make the question more clear. 1) If I perform unprotected oral sex on a male, how likely is it for them to get hsv1 on their genitals? How about if I perform it on a woman? 2)If a male performs oral sex on me, how likely is it for them to get hsv2 from my hsv2 (if I have it)? Is this any different for a woman? I know its low (and slightly higher for women?) but is there an exact number for both these questions
3) I have listened to a few podcasts now about hsv2 and disclosure and there seems to be this general idea that having sex with someone who knows they have hsv2 is “safer” than having sex with someone who doesn’t, especially in the sex industry. What is your expert opinion on this?
4) Do you have an expert opinion on disclosure? Should I tell past individuals that I had any kind of sex with about these results?
5) Can you give me an “explain it like I’m 5” summary of the western blot?December 27, 2022 at 3:38 pm in reply to: High hsv1 (symptomatic), relatively low hv2(asymptomatic) #79851
I also asked: Is it true that herpes can present itself in a simple itch? Like, it doesn’t have to be full sores?
Is 4.44 likely to be false positive? How likely? I saw a conference poster of yours with Westover Research Group that said 31/33 of the subjects who tested positive with the biokit (same as the one I took) within values of 1.1 and 5.0 were false posisitves, so I have high hopes. Or am I getting my hopes up?
Also how likely is hsv2 to spread via unprotected oral sex with a male partner while there are no outbreaks? How likely is my hsv1 to spread via oral sex while there are no outbreaks? I can find statistics on PIV sex but am having difficulty finding facts about oral…
So I could call to order and have them deliver it to my doctor, or I have to have my doctor call and order it?