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Yes i've considered it but there are a few problems. 1: all of the trials currently going on for herpes are for type 2, i've got type 1. Secondly i'm a pilot in the military so i don't think the military would approve of me participating in experimental medicine while flying a multi-million dollar craft.
Well i just recently contracted this in the last week and the outbreak has been ongoing for about a week, seems to be finally subsiding now though, haven't been able to get to the doctor yet for valtrex due to a hectic schedule, planning on doing that on monday. I never get sick so i'm hoping after this first outbreak my immune system will have built up enough antibodies to it and combined with the valtrex that should keep it in check, what do you think.
The outbreaks are around edges of lips, got it after kissing a woman so i just figured it was probably hsv1 after researching hsv online.
This is my first outbreak.
when you say most adults have antibodies to hsv1, does that mean most adults have herpes type 1?
Well i guess that's good to know, herpes is so stigmatizing.
One more question, in my panic after contracting this i scoured the internet for any information i could find on it, one thing i came across was a trial done in france where they used the Varicella vaccine (chickenpox vaccine) against hsv1/2 just to see if there was any cross immunity since the all 3 viruses are closely related, their results were astonishing...of the 24 patients who were hsv 1 or 2 positive all of them saw their outbreaks decrease to 0. i'm not sure if this was a hoaxed study but some credible doctors have their names attached to it. This is the link to it:
The link shows the summary of the study and results, at the bottom of the page is a PDF button which will give you a download of the study in it's entirety. Please let me know if you think this is legitimate or a hoax of some kind. Thanks.
This was the chickenpox vaccine, not the smallpox vaccine, do you think there is any truth to this being effective?