Occupation: Sales Manager
Yr. Infected: 2004
Number of outbreaks – two since my first in March
Treatment: I just started on suppressive therapy on valtrex
My Story: After living my life like most males in the 20’s who are not married and tied down, I decided that I had taken enough chances…. Six months after my last protected encounter I noticed some serious lower back pain, fever, headaches and run-down fever, etc… the “gift” appeared. The initial outbreak lasted about 3 weeks and was pretty darn painful. I am still not positive who I picked this up from but I have narrowed it down quite a bit.
After two swab tests – negative, and a very confusing type test – negative I was visibly diagnosed. I was given the option of suppressive and episodic therapy. I decided suppression would be better. So far I have had one outbreak since.
Telling: I have only told 1 friend so far….