Has anyone every been with someone when they were diagnosed?Of course, she's worried about having children, but it seems even that has low risk of complications, mainly if an outbreak occurs during childbirth.And it seems that if she takes anti-viral meds and if we abstain during an outbreak, then the risks go down a lot. The 1 year rate of trasmission from F to M is ~4%, according to peer reviewed literature. Since you appear to have done some reading you probably already know that she can be shedding without an outbreak.That rate is 1/2 is the infected person takes supressant therapy. Abstaining during an outbreak does help but is not any sort of guarantee. But I'm committed, and this isn't her fault, and I'm planning to see this through.The absence of symptoms does not mean a person has not got genital herpes.Herpes simplex virus (HSV) most often shows up as small blisters or sores on either the mouth (cold sore or fever blisters) or the genitals.There are likely to be certain days when active herpes virus might be on the skin even though there are no obvious signs or symptoms.For more information Login to: Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club wrote: I know this is a running forum, but, I was just looking for some advice from anyone, and this is a nice, anonymous setting. I did some looking on Google, and it seems like there are ways to manage this disease, and to have a long lasting monogamous relationship with someone and not spread the virus.
I'm going to stick this thing out, and I will do what ever it takes to make this work. Does anyone know if the insurance could claim that this is an existing condition and not cover medication? I really love this woman, and I know that she also really loves me. If he hadn't contacted her, she would have had not have thought to get tested.
And, I am aware that there is no way to prevent myself from getting infected, and it is a risk I'm prepared to take, but I would still like to minimize it. Does anyone take Valtrex regularly and does it change your running at all? Which greatly reduces her transmitting the virus to you. And it seems that if she takes anti-viral meds and if we abstain during an outbreak, then the risks go down a lot.
I think a bigger thing may be that she is depressed.
And I want to be as supportive and caring as possible. You diagnose herpes with a physical exam (and a Tzanck smear/DFA/culture if you're not sure that the blister you're seeing is truly herpes).
And, I am aware that there is no way to prevent myself from getting infected, and it is a risk I'm prepared to take, but I would still like to minimize it. Does anyone take Valtrex regularly and does it change your running at all? Your girlfriend has not been diagnosed with herpes.90% of the population is seropositive for HSV-1 and never have any clinical outbreaks of herpes.