Chronic genital herpes is usually the norm for most people infected, even if everyone tends to have very different reactions to the herpes simplex virus. I wish it weren’t true, but I have contracted the virus for genital herpes. In spring 2012, prevalence was determined to be highest within Africa (31.5 %) and then the Americas (14.4 %), although high rates been seen in around all countries, making herpes virus a worldwide public health issue. Fever blisters, otherwise known as cold sores, are a common problem among many, and home remedies for them are often attempted to avoid the use of medical treatments which can be expensive. Type I herpes can also spread from a cold sore down to the genitals if one d… Genital herpes is a disease caused by the herpes simplex virus which is called as HSV in short. Episodic treatment of recurrent genital herpes is of questionable benef…
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Topical anesthetics, including benzocaine (available OTC) and lidocaine patches (available by prescription only). So, even if you and your partner wait to be tested before having sex — if you haven’t asked for the specific herpes blood test — there is STILL the risk that one or both of you have the HSV1 or HSV2 virus and don’t know it. The Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine program is accredited by the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME), a specialized accr… Statistically 60-80 per cent of adults carry the HSV1 virus (in the form of cold sores) whereas 14-20 per cent carry the HS2 virus on the genitals. Curcumin. It can be spread from one partner to another even when there are NO noticeable symptoms on the part of either partner. Since many people engage in oral sex without the use of condoms or dental dams, getting genital herpes from oral sex is increasingly common.
So, to the aware individual who has done her homework on the Herpes virus, you are no more “dirty” or “damaged goods” if you have HSV2 instead of HSV1. Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) which shows as blisters or sores on the genitals. I couldn’t risk giving this to someone I love Mary, I feel that your question about herpes is so critically important because your major concern has to do with the ongoing painful physical symptoms that you’ve endured and how you could never risk passing this on to someone you love. This is where I feel a little concerned, and not from a coaching or therapy perspective (that has to do with helping you find a more supportive outlook), but from a physical health standpoint. I’ve conferred with my partner Todd (who is a physician) and I’ve read (as I’m sure you have) numerous websites about the typical symptoms of herpes. None seem to be anywhere as severe as you’ve described and for that reason, Todd suggested that you may want to consider seeing a specialist: an immunologist. To address your question about not wanting to pass this painful virus onto someone else, I completely understand.
However, I also feel that the pertinent thing to keep in mind here is that the symptoms you are having are not “normal” (without trying to make you feel “abnormal”). You may never notice symptoms from an HSV infection. On the other hand, you might notice symptoms within a few days to a couple of weeks after the initial contact. Or you might not have an initial outbreak of symptoms until months or even years after becoming infected. When symptoms occur soon after a person is infected, they tend to be severe. They may start as small blisters that eventually break open and produce raw, painful sores that scab and heal over within a few weeks. Mary, I feel confident that once you get your symptoms under control you will be able to release the trauma of this painful time in your life.
This will then allow you to see herpes for what it really is: an unfortunate occurrence that can be mildly inconvenient at times. Having the “Herpes Talk” When and how to reveal the “herpes secret” is a top of mind question for anyone who has contracted the virus. I wish I had the space to cover this topic on this blog post (but I’m already way over). I would however like to bring your attention to a great page I’ve found called “Telling Someone” on DWH.org. They give excellent advice on how to handle this super sensitive topic. Talking Back to the Gremlin The Gremlin, as fellow dating coach Marni Battista likes to call it, is that mean, judgmental, condemning voice inside your head. The Gremlin is responsible for all of your sabotaging thoughts.
And Mary, in the case of contracting the virus for herpes, I can only imagine that your Gremlin is yelling at the top of her lungs. YOU: Although it’s unfortunate and not something I would ever wish on anyone, it’s not the worst thing that could happen. I am still alive and although I’m in physical pain from my symptoms, I know they will eventually subside. When they do, the pain of what’s happened won’t be so apparent and I can move on with my life. I’m choosing to accept my reality because I can’t change it and the stress of wishing I could isn’t helping me. I know that stress affects my immune system’s ability to fight this virus, so instead of beat myself up over this, I’m going to use this experience as a reminder to love myself more. YOU: On first glimpse, I believed this to be totally true.
However, I choose to look at this in the most positive light possible. Whereas before I felt free to let attraction to a man take over me, now I have to be more discerning and take my time to get to know him WELL, before I enter into a sexual relationship. This will give me the time I need to screen my partner and be sure he’s a great match for me, before we get intimate. And while there is the chance that he may decide to leave, and that will really hurt, I also know that I want a man who will be by my side through thick and thin. If he cares enough he will take the time to understand the risks and the ways in which we can protect him from contracting the virus. YOU: While it is true that HSV1 and HSV2 do not have a cure and there is always a risk that the virus can spread, there are things I can do to greatly lower this risk. Suppressive therapy is one way, but in addition to this I am going to make it my mission to know my body so intently that I will know when I am shedding the virus (even before an outbreak).
I will choose to make my symptoms a signpost in my life that signifies slowing down, reducing stress, and amping up self-care and self-nurturing. I will abstain from sexual activity with a partner and show myself love instead. Much Love, Got a question of your own? If you’d like me to tackle your VERY important question about dating, sex, commitment, divorce, heart-break, or the ever-so-difficult question “Should I stay or should I go?” I would ADORE hearing from you! Please click here.