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Lost
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"Take Antivirals Without Outbreaks?"
 
   Would it be beneficial for someone to take antivirals if they've never had outbreaks? It was my understanding that antivirals are for reducing outbreaks. So if that's true then what is there for asymptomatic's?


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  Suppression to protect a partner... Rajahadmin Aug-04-12 1
     RE: Suppression to protect a partner... Lost Aug-04-12 2
         Yes. Rajahadmin Aug-11-12 3
             RE: Yes. Koolmom2008 Aug-18-12 4
                 Sigh..... Rajahadmin Aug-18-12 5
                     RE: Sigh..... Koolmom2008 Aug-19-12 6
                         RE: Sigh..... Koolmom2008 Oct-06-12 7
  RE: Take Antivirals Without Outbreaks? Linda555 Dec-26-12 8
     There is an alternative treatment forum here.. Rajahadmin Dec-30-12 9
         RE: There is an alternative treatment forum here.. Koolmom2008 Dec-31-12 10

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Rajahadmin
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1. "Suppression to protect a partner..."
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is a reasonable reason to take antivirals suppressively because it reduces asymptomatic shedding.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain


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Lost
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2. "RE: Suppression to protect a partner..."
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   Thanks, I wasn't aware that it reduced asymptomatic shedding.


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Rajahadmin
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3. "Yes."
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It definitely reduces the statistical risk of transmission to an uninfected partner by 50% or more which seems worthwhile if you're in a discordant relationship. I honestly don't like the term discordant to describe the relationship between an infected and and uninfected partner, but that's the term that's used in the technical literature.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain


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Koolmom2008
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4. "RE: Yes."
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   LAST EDITED ON Aug-18-12 AT 01:50 PM (CDST)
 
My doctor has a problem with me being on meds daily. He told me I can ask him to percribe them whenever I need them but he believes it's not good to be on them daily.

I only use them when I know I'm about to have sex with my "friend" which is not often but it's annoying having to ask for them instead of just being on them daily.

I'm really thinking about changing my GYN doctor. It should be MY choice on whether or not I want to be on them and to do whatever it takes to protect anyone I'm involved with whose negative.

This also leads me to a question. I heard you have to be on meds at least 5 days prior to having sex to fully be in your system. My doctor give me acyclovir so I take them 2 times a day. But what about when you take them 3 times a day? do you still have to take 5 days prior to sex? I know 3xs is for an outbreak but One would think it would help with suppressing the virus even more.


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Rajahadmin
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5. "Sigh....."
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I'm sure your doctor means well, but obviously isn't up to date on treating herpes. I'd suggest finding a more herpes savvy doctor for dealing with your herpes.

First of all, the antiviral drugs are extremely safe and have a very long excellent track record in that regard.

Second, even if you are going to use them episodically, you should be able to keep them on hand because it is important to be able to try to head off an outbreak as early as possible. Hours count. Start the antivirals when you get the first hint that one might be starting and you'll get much better results.

If taking it twice a day suppresses the virus, if you're taking three that is at least as effective. I think the 5 day rule of thumb is still a good one.


"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain


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Koolmom2008
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6. "RE: Sigh....."
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   Thank you Rajah your response made me just switched my OB/GYN doctor and sent an email to meet with her soon.

My old primary GYN doctor really did mean well but he was way too nonchalant about it.


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Koolmom2008
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7. "RE: Sigh....."
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   UPDATE***

I did switch my GYN and she was so supportive and understood where I was coming from. She even mentioned how couples who are in a relationship where one is negative takes the meds. I didn't even mention that to her.

If anyone is doubting their GYN's knowledge on the virus, I'd say SWITCH!!!


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Linda555
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8. "RE: Take Antivirals Without Outbreaks?"
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   LAST EDITED ON Dec-30-12 AT 05:07 PM (CST) by Rajah (admin)
 
I am wondering who hosts this board. Are we only allowed to say that Acyclovir or other drugs are the only way to be helped through herpes? I don't see mention of other more natural methods. And there are a lot. Diet is very important to preventing outbreaks. There are some foods that are very bad for people with herpes; chocolate, nuts, beans. Other foods that are helpful; onions, flounder, quinoa.

There is also much research that has been done on plant medicine. The best collection of this research I've found is at *advertising link removed*.

The drugs do have side affects and DON'T kill the virus. I've used diet and plant medicine and totally wiped out the herpes virus.


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9. "There is an alternative treatment forum here.."
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I host this board. We don't prevent folks from mentioning alternative treatments and, in fact, have a forum for that purpose. We do beg to differ with folks who claim a cure because there isn't one at present. See http://nocureforherpes.com/ for an explanation of why that is true.

"Do the Right Thing. It will gratify some people and astound the rest." - Paraphrased from Mark Twain


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10. "RE: There is an alternative treatment forum here.."
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   I thought that the herpes virus affects people differently. What may work for some may not work for yourself.

I know some people who smoke and drink and has never had symptoms to know that they carry the virus that would set off an alarm for them.

I've seen people say that certain things you eat can trigger it but that doesn't apply to me that I know off. I eat more healthier but I still eat the same foods before I knew I had the virus. The only thing that's truly work for me, was the antiviral meds mentioned on this board. I tired Lysene (sp) pills mentioned but they made my hair so dry and itchy I had to stop them.

Whatever is working for you stick to it. My OB's have gotten much better since it's been a year of finding out I had it but occasionally using my meds has worked for me. But that's just for me. Unless there's a cure/vaccine I'll stick w/ that.


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