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Hsv 2 Cure
Is there a realistic timeline for an HSV 2 cure? I read about breakthrough cures and vaccines often but nothing approved yet. When will we see this?
HSV Cure: In a small study, researchers found that the drug -- pritelivir -- substantially curbed 'viral shedding' in people with genital herpes, decreased the amount of time virus was active and potentially transmissible to patients' sexual partners. Otherwise current treatment of HSV with Valcyclovir and Acyclovir meds only limi symptom severity. NIH has launched a phase I trial of a new vaccine, ...Read more
Had 2 cbc 3 mths apart, wbc were 5.10 and 6.30 nuphril was 2.64 and 3.95lymph were 1.84 and 1.75 , are these results normal? Had two hsv 2 outbreaks
All is normal: Your WBC, neurtrophil, and lymphocyte counts are normal. They naturally vary and there is no evidence of any health problem. These results have nothing to do with your HSV2 infection. ...Read more
Hi I have been tested positive for hsv 2 but have never had symptoms I recently shaved my genitals and last night saw like two pimples that developed?
Had 3 small pimples on penis. Two on the shaft one on the head. Hsv 2 neg and hsv1 pos. 2 weeks later look better but have 4 fluid filled pimples ?
Genital herpes: Hsv-2 usually causes genital herpes, which means different things to different people. 50 million americans have genital herpes. It's common. Most people never have symptoms, but those who do can be managed w/ effective medications. If your partner doesn't have it, meds and condoms can reduce the risk of spread. You or your partner can be tested through sexualhealth.Com or your physician's office. ...Read more
Herpes and living: You live. You date. You get married. If you partner with someone not infected then you may go onto medications to lower your contagiousness. 25% of americans have hsv 2. You wait and watch for herpes vaccines. You live as best as you can. Herpes should in no way limit anything you want to do. ...Read more
Not likely: HSV 2 can be in the genital area or in the mouth area. Most often it is in the genital area. If yours is genital then it is not likely that your children would get it. It is most often transmitted during sexual contact. You should be careful though during an outbreak not to touch the blisters and then touch your children. Hope this helps and thanks for using Healthtap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Condom & ...: I feel kind of kinky telling you how to be intimate with your lady, but you know best what she likes!. Avoid open lesions with your mucous membranes (no oral sex if open sores are present), but there are plenty of other places on her body and yours to pleasure each other. Wear a condom. Both of you should talk with docs about preventative medications as well. Enjoy! ...Read more