Hi Grace a couple more questions. Are we safe to have sex with condoms? I have read that condoms do not protect against hsv. I am confused, so i am at risk even with or without condoms? What if she doesnt get a recurrence is she still shedding or she wont shed?
If its so unlikely that it sheds then i wont catch it?
Also should she start taking suppressive Therapy? From what i know she doesnt take medication for this. Her last and first outbreak was in january.
Should she start for my protection? Does valtrex have any long term effect On her or our future child if we plan On having one?
Is she affecting herself by not taking the medication? If she doesnt take it will she most likely develop outbreaks. She doesnt like taking pills, as you can tell im very concerned both for myself and herself.
Since this lives in the nerve will it cause nerve damage or anything.
the majority of people who have herpes, regardless of type, don't take herpes antivirals. Treating herpes only helps to speed healing of recurrences and in the case of hsv2, helps to reduce transmission to a partner.
we don't have stats as to the risk of you contracting hsv1 from her. it happens but not enough for us to have stats on.
no, it doesn't cause any nerve damage.
sounds like her anxiety about her herpes is affecting you too?
Yes because she fears she will pass this On to me and she criea sometimes with me and sometimes at home. I worry about her and her anxiety is rubbing off On me just because i want to be there for her but am concerned about my risk too.
She wanted to go to a therapist because she us real sensitive and she has days when she says its just a skin condition then she has other days when she cries and wants to kill herself.
I dont know what to do or tell her to make her feel better and not worry :(
Shes really worried about passing it to me and I tell her everything is going to be okay but then she cries and it gets me really upset and I sometimes want to find her ex and beat the **** out of him.