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Re: Herpes Simplex Eye Disease

I have occasionally had conjunctivitis - I know in no way the same - what has helped me though to get rid of it quicker is

I change my pillow cases and towels every day. sounds simple, I think it works because it reduces chances of reinfecting myself.

Anyway I think I must be one of many who thank you for posting this.
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:08
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A WORLD famous celebrity is being sued for £12million - accused of knowingly infecting a sexual partner with herpes

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...#ixzz1MDofO3Xf



Something you might want to look into JLP
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:25
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Re: Herpes Simplex Eye Disease

My doctor told me 50% of the population has herpes. He referred to it as a "Volkskrankheit". He didn't make any real distinction between lip herpes and genital herps and felt they were basically the same.

Also, he felt it was no big deal.
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:27
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My doctor told me 50% of the population has herpes. He referred to it as a "Volkskrankheit". He didn't make any real distinction between lip herpes and genital herps and felt they were basically the same.

Also, he felt it was no big deal.
You need to find a new doctor fast. Your current one doesn't have much of a clue it seems
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:37
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You need to find a new doctor fast. Your current one doesn't have much of a clue it seems
Question: If you were interested in a person and knew he/she was a carrier of herpes but isn't having an attack, would you still avoid having intimate contact with this person?
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:37
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You need to find a new doctor fast. Your current one doesn't have much of a clue it seems
Actually his doctor is right.

Herpes is not much different to a common flu. it comes into your body, you have an outbreak ( you probably have also sores on the throat or an irritated nose ), then the outbreak goes away but the flu virus stays in your body forever and recurs every time you are weak. same as the HSV virus family.

The only difference is as HSV-2 is sexually trasmitted then people see it as "dirty" because you surely caught it with a promiscuous sex partner.
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:42
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Actually his doctor is right.

Herpes is not much different to a common flu. it comes into your body, you have an outbreak ( you probably have also sores on the throat or an irritated nose ), then the outbreak goes away but the flu virus stays in your body forever and recurs every time you are weak. same as the HSV virus family.

The only difference is as HSV-2 is sexually trasmitted then people see it as "dirty" because you surely caught it with a promiscuous sex partner.
Pretty sure that flu doesn't stick around as it doesn't insert itself into the cell DNA.
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:46
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The only difference is as HSV-2 is sexually trasmitted then people see it as "dirty" because you surely caught it with a promiscuous sex partner.
oi! Sometimes, in life, you can just be unlucky. A number of people who are carriers of HSV-2 don't even know it b/c they themselves have never had an outbreak. You don't have to be a "dirty" and promiscuous to catch an STD. You can do everything right and it can still happen.

But lets stay on topic here... we are discussing HSV-1, the one that 90% of the population has--not its "dirtier" counterpart.
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:52
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oi! Sometimes, in life, you can just be unlucky. A number of people who are carriers of HSV-2 don't even know it b/c they themselves have never had an outbreak. You don't have to be a "dirty" and promiscuous to catch an STD. You can do everything right and it can still happen.

But lets stay on topic here... we are discussing HSV-1, the one that 90% of the population has--not its "dirtier" counterpart.
Ah, but do you know if it's HSV-1 or HSV-2? And besides the location, is there a significant difference? Being single again, I find this a fascinating subject.
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:53
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Actually his doctor is right.

Herpes is not much different to a common flu. it comes into your body, you have an outbreak ( you probably have also sores on the throat or an irritated nose ), then the outbreak goes away but the flu virus stays in your body forever and recurs every time you are weak. same as the HSV virus family.

The only difference is as HSV-2 is sexually trasmitted then people see it as "dirty" because you surely caught it with a promiscuous sex partner.
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My doctor told me 50% of the population has herpes.
He's wrong. A lot more than 50% of the population have herpes

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He referred to it as a "Volkskrankheit". He didn't make any real distinction between lip herpes and genital herps and felt they were basically the same.
They aren't the same. They are similar but still different viruses. HSV1 typically infects the oral region. Although you can get it in your genitals via oral to genital transmission, this usually results in a single outbreak and no recurrance.

On the other hand HSV2 will recur in your genital region most probably for most of your life, although outbreaks will decrease with time.

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Also, he felt it was no big deal.
It's not a huge deal. But if you get HSV2 during pregnancy there is a huge chance you could pass it onto your child during child birth. The most likely scenario is to do a C-section...which last time I checked is a major abdominal surgery. Also if HSV2 is caught during the early stages of pregnancy there is an increased chance of a miscarriage.

HSV1 in rare cases can also go to the brain and cause herpes encephalitis. This could lead to death.

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Question: If you were interested in a person and knew he/she was a carrier of herpes but isn't having an attack, would you still avoid having intimate contact with this person?
I wouldn't have sex with someone that has HSV2. I would try my best to put myself in situation to avoid getting any sort of virus. You need a new doctor because he's treating you like an idiot and not telling you the full story.
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:57
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Re: Herpes Simplex Eye Disease

Also (from what I've been told and that I've read) Herpes sores on the genital area are very painful.
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Old 13.05.2011, 12:57
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Yes.

Up til the point where the relationship changes from "interested in" to "newlywed" anyhow as, at that point, the risk that I'd pass it on to anyone else myself is greatly reduced.
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oi! Sometimes, in life, you can just be unlucky. A number of people who are carriers of HSV-2 don't even know it b/c they themselves have never had an outbreak. You don't have to be a "dirty" and promiscuous to catch an STD. You can do everything right and it can still happen.

But lets stay on topic here... we are discussing HSV-1, the one that 90% of the population has--not its "dirtier" counterpart.
there was irony on my post BTW, as I am not english probably my irony level is not good enough

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Yes.

Up til the point where the relationship changes from "interested in" to "newlywed" anyhow as, at that point, the risk that I'd pass it on to anyone else myself is greatly reduced.
Apart from any children you might have, of course.
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Old 13.05.2011, 13:12
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Ah, but do you know if it's HSV-1 or HSV-2? And besides the location, is there a significant difference? Being single again, I find this a fascinating subject.
Here you go. All you ever wanted to know about the differences between HSV-1 and 2. It also mentions how very rare ocular herpes is--and how lays dormant in your nervous system and that it can be passed when *no* symptoms are present (verifying what many had already stated)... Some interesting excerpts:

"For many years HSV 2 was believed to be a painful and dangerous infection that affects people with an “active sex life”. Genital Herpes can infect anyone who has sex, even if only once. An estimated 22% of adults from varying backgrounds, income levels and ethnic groups have HSV 2. HSV 2 is often so mild that an estimated two thirds of those infected don’t even realize they have it. Type 2 rarely causes complications and more rarely spreads to other parts of the body outside of the risk of autoinoculation that most often occurs during the primary episode."

"By the time that child reaches adulthood, they will be one of 50% of American’s living with HSV-1. By the time a person reaches the age of 50, they will be one of 80-90% of those who carry HSV-1."

"Nearly all HSV-2 infections are encountered after childhood when they began having sex. Those who have a prior infection of HSV-1 have an acquired immune response that lowers – but will not eliminated the risk of acquiring HSV-2. According to some studies, a previous infection of HSV-1 reduces the acquisition of subsequent HSV-2 by as much as 40%."

"Another common question is – If you have genital HSV-2 will your partner contract it orally through oral sex? The answer is most probably not! About 98% of all HSV-2 infections are genital."

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HSV 2 is often so mild that an estimated two thirds of those infected don’t even realize they have it. Type 2 rarely causes complications and more rarely spreads to other parts of the body outside of the risk of autoinoculation that most often occurs during the primary episode."
So there's really no way of knowing if your partner is a HSV2 carrier or not.
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So there's really no way of knowing if your partner is a HSV2 carrier or not.
You can get tested for HSV-2 but unless you are having an outbreak at the time, it is not accurate (b/c they are testing for antibodies at that point).
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Here you go. All you ever wanted to know about the differences between HSV-1 and 2. It also mentions how very rare ocular herpes is--and how lays dormant in your nervous system and that it can be passed when *no* symptoms are present (verifying what many had already stated)... Some interesting excerpts:

"For many years HSV 2 was believed to be a painful and dangerous infection that affects people with an “active sex life”. Genital Herpes can infect anyone who has sex, even if only once. An estimated 22% of adults from varying backgrounds, income levels and ethnic groups have HSV 2. HSV 2 is often so mild that an estimated two thirds of those infected don’t even realize they have it. Type 2 rarely causes complications and more rarely spreads to other parts of the body outside of the risk of autoinoculation that most often occurs during the primary episode."

"By the time that child reaches adulthood, they will be one of 50% of American’s living with HSV-1. By the time a person reaches the age of 50, they will be one of 80-90% of those who carry HSV-1."

"Nearly all HSV-2 infections are encountered after childhood when they began having sex. Those who have a prior infection of HSV-1 have an acquired immune response that lowers – but will not eliminated the risk of acquiring HSV-2. According to some studies, a previous infection of HSV-1 reduces the acquisition of subsequent HSV-2 by as much as 40%."

"Another common question is – If you have genital HSV-2 will your partner contract it orally through oral sex? The answer is most probably not! About 98% of all HSV-2 infections are genital."
It only takes once to get genital herpes but if someone had lots of sex with many different partners it increases their chances of getting herpes (and any STD for that matter).

People with more active sex lives are more likely to get sexual infections....logically
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HSV2 [genital herpes], yes, would avoid.

HSV1 [cold sore virus], when I was single I might have forgone a casual fling on that basis... but a serious relationship - on the off chance that I might not be carrying the same thing myself (as most adults are whether they know it or not) - no way. Cold sores I can live with, and the more severe effects (e.g. J.L-P's eye outbreak ) are a risk but fortunately a remote one.

On the other hand I know a girl who's always said she 'won't date' anyone with heart disease in the family. I have lots of sympathy for her - she's terrified of loving someone and losing him young - but I still think she's nuts.

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H'm.

I can see my quest for a partner just got a lot more complicated.

Holding thumbs for you there, J.L-P.

And you, edot, from what you have posted.
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