I recently received a note from someone who stated they were battling herpes and extremely tired of all the phony websites promising a true herpes cure along with false information. This person was looking for accurate FDA-approved treatments and accurate information about herpes.
All I have to say about that is kudos to you for being able to recognize the sites that are just trying to sell a product that isn’t FDA-approved. Typically, if you come across a site that sounds too good to be true – it probably is!
You are better off speaking with a knowledgeable health care provider like a family doctor or an infectious disease specialist if you really want to get accurate information about herpes and ways you can treat your herpes outbreaks.
There are a lot of FDA-approved treatment options and if it were me I would stay focused on the clinically proven herpes antivirals that are tried and true.
I have quite a bit of e-mail to go through. My plan is to go through all that e-mail and come back here to address any questions that were sent my way. Don’t worry, I will treat all the correspondence as if it was sent by anonymous so that your identity is protected. Overall, I feel that it’s better for me to address the questions on the blog so that we can help others who might be dealing with similar circumstances.
I decided to pop on over and check in on you guys. I noticed there were a couple of comments in limbo. I am sorry about taking so long to approve or disapprove those comments. (Yeah, one was spam!)
I will try to check in more often. In the meantime if you have a question please don’t hesitate to ask. You know how to get a hold of me. I may choose to answer your question in a blog post but don’t worry because I will respect your privacy and leave out any identifiable words, phrases, etc. I will even change the names to protect the identities of the people involved.
The most important aspect of this is that you are not alone. There are others going through exactly what you are going through and there is always hope!
Hi there…I was in touch with you many years ago and you really helped me. It was 2006 and I had found out that I had HSV2. I found out through a blood test, and have never had any symptoms. At the time I had been dating someone that I dearly loved and was afraid of what he would say. However, I knew I had to tell him. You gave me some great advice and were a voice of comfort. Anyway, he took the news fine, and we continued in our relationship for another two years. It didn’t work out, and since then I have had a few more relationships. None of these partners were disturbed by my diagnosis.
Anyway, flash forward to now. I have been single for a bit, and at the beginning of the year I decided to start dating again. I met someone and thought we were really hitting it off. When I told him, he rejected me. It really hurt and was very traumatic. This was the first time I had ever been rejected.
Now I am seeing someone new, and I REALLY like him. We have been on a number of dates and there seems to be a great connection. I can tell he feels the same way. The chemistry is really there, and I know that we are going to need to have this talk. However, I am so very scared now. I will be devastated if he rejects me.
How do I overcome this fear? I know I need to tell him, and I won’t sleep with him without telling him, but I am just deathly afraid now. Any advice?
Obviously I’m not alone after seeing all of these forums and boards but I still feel that way. I don’t know where or when I got it but this seems to be my first outbreak and I can tell you that I’d rather have 100 babies then this. My former partner who I recently stopped seeing does get cold sores. Could I have contracted this from his cold sore and potentially passed it onto my new partner without knowing it? (He is getting tested as well, just waiting on final results). How do you get past the emotional feelings? I feel dirty, lied to, hurt, etc. And if or should I say when my tests come back positive, I’m afraid of what that means for my current partner.