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Offline emmy_dest

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Herpes sleepless nights
« on: August 17, 2013, 09:31:03 AM »
Hello Sir/Madam

I am in a deep trauma since the time I learnt I am infected with herpes.

2 years ago, I went for an outing along with my friends and had an intercourse with sex worker with condom, that was my first time.

some weeks latter, I started gets itching around the base of of penis and one day I got small blister on the base of my penis, around 1cm in diameter.

I went to the doctor, and he suggested its a bacterial infection and prescribed me the following ointment,  however I didnt told him that I had an intercource with a sex worker, since that time I wasnt sure wheather it could be because of that.

Decozol Cream (Active Ingredient: Miconazole Nitrate 2% w/w & Preservative  Chlorocresol 0.16% w/w) - this is what is written on the enclosed leaflet of the ointment.

And using this ointment the rash/blister goes away in 3-4 days, but I get rash and blister arround my penis base once in 2 months, and it is been happening from past 2 years now and I'm using the same cream to get rid of it.

Since it was a recoccuring issue after every 2 months, I took to internet and started learning about STD's, and came to know herpes is one of the STD.
 
I thought of doing a herpes test and got the below report, I'm completely stressed and disappointed with sleepless night regretting the past, please provide me your suggestion on my report.

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS-1 IGG   
UNITS : RATIO
RESULT : 0.68
BIOLOGICAL REFERENCE RANGE : < 0.8 NEGATIVE
                             0.8 - 1.2 INDETERMINATE
              > 1.2 POSITIVE

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS-1 IGM   
UNITS : RATIO
RESULT : 0.27
BIOLOGICAL REFERENCE RANGE : < 0.8 NEGATIVE
                             0.8 - 1.2 INDETERMINATE
              > 1.2 POSITIVE
              
HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS-2 IGG   
UNITS : RATIO
RESULT : 1.10 (HIGH)
BIOLOGICAL REFERENCE RANGE : < 0.8 NEGATIVE
                             0.8 - 1.2 INDETERMINATE
              > 1.2 POSITIVE

HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS-2 IGM   
UNITS : RATIO
RESULT : 0.74
BIOLOGICAL REFERENCE RANGE : < 0.8 NEGATIVE
                             0.8 - 1.2 INDETERMINATE
              > 1.2 POSITIVE

Test Method(s)
HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS 1&2 IGG & IGM, SERUM-ENZYME IMMUNO-ASSAY

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Re: Herpes sleepless nights
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2013, 10:11:38 AM »
emmy,

This is an hiv forum, not a herpes forum. Are you hiv positive?

Ann
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Re: Herpes sleepless nights
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2013, 10:45:03 AM »
Thanks Ann for your response.

I believe I'm not, and I have never done test for HIV.

As I understood this is not a platform for herpes discussion, However going through your loads of satisfactory responses, I would appreciate if you can provide your suggestions to me as well.

I'm getting married in another 3 months time, and I don't want my would be wife  suffer because of me, Since I seem to be having herpes type-2, I would seek your suggestion, what all other STD tests in addition to herpes should I go for before my marriage.

Thanks for your time.

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Re: Herpes sleepless nights
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2013, 10:49:18 AM »
Hi Emmy , as a HIV negative person you are not allowed to post in this forum . There are sections for people who have friends and family that are positive to post but that doesn't apply to you either . Thanks for your cooperation .

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Re: Herpes sleepless nights
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2013, 11:39:26 AM »
Ok Thanks
But atleast tellme what test shall I go far to chek my HIV status.

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Re: Herpes sleepless nights
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2013, 12:35:31 PM »
Any standard approved HIV test can be used.
Andy Velez

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Re: Herpes sleepless nights
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2013, 07:42:06 AM »
Emmy,

You can get a complete panel of STI testing three months past your last incident of unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. You should go to a sexual health clinic near you and ask for a complete sexual health check up.

While you're there, you should speak to the doctor about taking acyclovir as a prophylaxis (preventative) so you lessen the chances of passing your herpes on to your wife.

Your wife-to-be should ALSO have a complete sexual health check up before you and she stop using condoms.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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