ok guys... here's my story in a nutshell
I have never had an outbreak, at least none to my knowledge.
never even a coldsore my entire life.
so after being told on my (bday) which wasnt the best present to recieve i was told i had exposure to hsv2
which meant antibodies.
now how could this have happened?
i didnt even see my doctor with symptoms
he was a gay doc and i am a gay man so I went to ask his opinion and run everything.
he said Herpes doesnt get done in a standard STD panel. That i wasnt aware, when i see patients its always outbreaks are present but to just do bloodwork it doesnt make sense.
anyway, he ran the herpselect test and hsv2 was positive. After being completely distraught for 3 months now im trying to regain my sex life.
he told me the following:
im most likely not viral shedding since ive never had an outbreak or dont suffer from them but its still possible.
he also told me i didnt have to tell prefvious partners because it brings up all sorts of mental anguish which isnt necessary for my already stressful life.
he said just keep it in the back of my mind.
he also said 50+million men and women have exposure and no symptoms. thats 1 in 4 over the age of 12
and gay men thats 1 in 3
90% go undiagnosed!!!!
also by the year 2025 70% of the population will have this on the earth not just america! he said it will be more than half the population of the usa will have antibodies by this time. He does family practice and infectious disease and i dont, so i didnt have any idea of these findings.
he also said its not reportable to the health department and doesnt kill you. very rare you find brain swelling but its mostly infants, none he had ever seen in adults.
he just said its pesky and annoying
he also said i dont have to tell partners, which i found odd but he said so many people have it, you can choose to be considerate and tell but if you notice anyhting from an ingrown hair or tingling... start the valtrex. (which by the way cost me 190 bucks)
he also said its extremely unlikely that its in my saliva so he told me to not worry when it comes to oral sex but remember they could have it on them if i perform the oral sex on them.
he said sometimes thats an entry way into the body but it doesnt stay to spread in the saliva because HSV2 usually is in the base of the spine.
dormant. He also said its usually sleeping most of the month and if a person suffers outbreaks more than twice a year than most likely 3 to 8 days out of the month you are "asymptomatically shedding"
so he told me to start taking l-lysine and vit c and zinc
so here's what i take
super lysine+ caps which i got at the store
100mg vit C
l-lysine 1500 mgs
garlic bulb 200mgs
echinacea 100 mgs
licorice root 15 mgs
goldenseal root 15 mgs
you take 3 capsules on an empthy stomach daily
red marine algae (rhodocept) 540 mgs and 1 capsule daily. oh and a hint... buy it online it way too expensive in stores 25 bucks a bottle
also i take an additional l-lysine 500mg tab
so its 5 caps a day
then a multi-V(antioxident formula) with a meal and an r-alpha lopic acid
i eat well, i do eat peanut butter because i dont eat meat only occassional fish
and i do go tanning
im writing this to see if it helps anyone else out
this virus is a mind game more than an STD so keep your mind in good thoughts and focus on "willing" the virus to sleep.
im still stunned but getting on top of this.. i never learned so much so fast.