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An_208393 posted:
long story short I have been with my boyfriend off and on for two and a half years. We split up for seven months within this time frame and when we did. I ran into an ex and clicked hooks up and five months later I found out i had type 2 herpes. Since all this I have been back with my love of my life and he is not infected, well that I am aware of. I dont no how to tell him and Im so scared! I no what I am doing by taking my acyclovir and hidding this from him is not right I need some serious advice...
Also I read something called Quickclear has anyone tried this heard about it does it work or not?
Also I think i am seeing breakout signs on my butt and kinda legs i am seeing lil pimples all over not in clusters lil bumps more or less is this a breakout coming and I swear I just got over a single blister not even a week ago is this possible this is just acne.. I have been infected for a year and this is the first time I have reached out for help but Im not sure that my 400mg acyclovir is working well anymore like it usta... anyone that can give advice I would be so thankful.
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leahquestions responded:
never hear of quikclear but I must tell you as soon as possible you must tell him and make sure he gets tested. tell him how much you love him but you found out and want to make sure he is okay.. get all the facts, 3/4 of the people don't know they have h2 he needs to be tested .. if you continue with this deceit what do you think he'll say if he suddenly becomes infected that's a sure way to get him to leave as scarry as it is for you you must tell him .
 
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lookingup41 responded:
I think the longer you wait, the worse his reaction may be. He needs to get tested...plus, for all you know you got it from him. If you both have it there is no way to know who gave it to whom. I hope you realize that you are putting him at risk regardless of whether or not you have symptoms (assuming he is hsv2 negative).

I may be mistaken, but I think Valtrex is the only drug that is proven to lessen the risk of spreading the virus to others. Per the FDA "There are no data evaluating whether Zovirax will prevent transmission of infection to others." My point is, the acyclovir (Zovirax) may not be providing him any protection - so you should!
 
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Terri Warren, RN, ANP responded:
I agree that you need to tell him and get him tested. He could have infected you, there is just no telling. I doubt that all those bumps are herpes.

Terri
 
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healthnut810 replied to Terri Warren, RN, ANP's response:
Hi Terri,

Any tips on how to start the conversation. I was recently diagnosed w/HSV2.
 
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lookingup41 replied to healthnut810's response:
Get Terri's books...."The Good News About the Bad News" and "Tender Talk"
 
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abe648 responded:
You say you are taking 400mg of acyclovir so are you taking that amount once a day or twice a day?

This is a key questions as that needs answering as to its effective ness to limit ob''s :-).
 
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abe648 replied to abe648's response:
My reply was not intended to be a "Tip" I do not know how that happened> I was only replying to the post. Thanks

One day we will all have the new exchange all figured out but when one only knows.
 
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to abe648's response:
Hi Abe,

Your reply did not show up as a tip (it's not possible for a tip to be posted as a response).

The original post here is what was (mistakenly) posted as a tip, that's all. :-)
 
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An_208394 replied to Terri Warren, RN, ANP's response:
Hi Terri.
I was a one night stand with a guy, and I was advised to get tested for STD's, so I got tested last week. This fling happened in June 2010. I am going to be getting the results next Monday, but I heard you're supposed to wait 6 months after it all happens before being "in the clear" about knowing. Please help. I am so confused.
 
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betsyo1967 replied to An_208394's response:
follow up on this in your other post where you asked when to get tested for std's.

you do not have to wait 6 months. 3 months is when all testing can be completed as I outlined in your other post.
Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)


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