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HSV II and Sex

TamperedWith
  • By TamperedWith · New reply yesterday at 12:18 am
  • Discussion in Herpes · 6 replies
  • There could be already a discussion on here about this but there are so many discussions to scroll through so I am just going to start my own in hopes to get answers. I received my positive HSV II test ...

"A wake-up call from a young e-patient: 'I need to be heard'”

John2
  • By John2 · Posted April 15, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire 4/15/14 Dear members, I am writing to share with you a new guest column in "Scope," the Stanford University School of Medicine's medical blog: "A wake-up ...

April 8, 2014

jflanagan61789
  • By jflanagan61789 · New reply April 14, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • So, since joining Inspire, I've been getting a lot of amazing feedback and I'm very grateful for all of it. BUT now, I'm worrying, because I have yet to tell anyone in my family that I have these bumps ...

Disclosing to a loved one...

gerrismith
  • By gerrismith · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Discussion in Herpes · 3 replies
  • Good afternoon, I recently rekindled a relationship with my high school sweetheart after 30 years and we are madly in love with each other. I have not yet disclosed to him that I have HSV2, as we have ...

Bastard

Sallysnightmare
  • By Sallysnightmare · Posted April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • You sit there an accuse me of sleeping with other guys but in reality I've only been with you it magic that it pops up after I've slept with you. It's actually really hurtful. Because you admit to sleeping ...

What?

Sallysnightmare
  • By Sallysnightmare · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • Well this make no sense to me maybe someone else can explain it to me. So my doctor calls and tells me it's not in my blood and not in my culture. The only thing that was positive was a swab. How does ...

April 4, 2014

jflanagan61789
  • By jflanagan61789 · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Journal · 11 replies
  • Tonight, I had the first major scare since being diagnosed with HPV. I guess I always knew that it could lead to cervical cancer, but tonight it really hit me how possible it is for me. I guess I didn't ...

Everyday

Sallysnightmare
  • By Sallysnightmare · Posted April 9, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Everyday I have to work , to smile, to fake that I am happy with this outcome. But all these drugs make me drowzy I might as well be a zombie. And everytime I walk around I feel like I'm out of body ...

What a wonderful world

Sallysnightmare
  • By Sallysnightmare · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • These pills do nothing, I might as well be off of them atleast I could have hair without worrying if it's going to fall out. Along with all the other side effects. I mean shit I can't walk, can't do shit ...

HPV, awesome.

baddream
  • By baddream · New reply April 8, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • What a nightmare. Started with a tiny weird dot close to the back opening of my vagina - went to my DR. "Oh" she says, "it's no big deal" she says. "Warts are common a lot of people have them." Come here ...

Great

Sallysnightmare
  • By Sallysnightmare · Posted April 6, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • So about a week ago I had anal sex for the first time 2 days later I break out in bumps and a lot of pain. I look up symptoms and of course what do I find herpes... So I run to the doctor and get tested ...

low sperm density

ritwikdon
  • By ritwikdon · Posted March 31, 2014
  • Discussion in Treatment · 0 replies
  • I've been noticing that my sperm has become too viscous since last 5-6 months. It just contains the jelly like substance and not those white cells which were previously present. It was about 8 or 9 months ...

we need to be better informed ahout HPV

LoveMyGirls66
  • By LoveMyGirls66 · Posted March 29, 2014
  • Discussion in HPV · 0 replies
  • I feel we all need to better informed about the risk factors on HPV.Professionals the CDC and American Cancer Society need to inform children and adults about the disease.What risk and causes can or will ...

Blood tests say I am now negative for herpes

Primadivasm
  • By Primadivasm · New reply March 20, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • What do I believe? Should I stop taking the medicine. I want to say that this is good news but no one will confirm it. Any experiences out there? Thanks ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

When did I contract Herpes 2?

dctp
  • By dctp · New reply March 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Herpes · 1 reply
  • I was just diagnosed today with both Herpes 1 and 2. I had my first lesion on my back beginning last week. My Herpes 2 reactivity number was 4.3 from the bloodwork. Does this give me an indication of ...

lado 1980

ladon
  • By ladon · Posted March 7, 2014
  • Discussion in Trichomoniasis · 0 replies
  • If my dr diagnosed me with trichomonias and I had to had sex by having three party se so I to my husband he went to go get tested all his test was negative should my test be wrong ...

HELP HSV1 PROBLEM

hatetheherps
  • By hatetheherps · New reply March 3, 2014
  • Discussion in Herpes · 1 reply
  • So I've recently contracted genital herpes due to a cold sore on a partner's mouth. I'm having an awful primary outbreak, which I'm aware is common. I started taking valtrex 3 days ago, and see no improvement ...

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