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Herpes dating success stories


The likelihood of passing genital herpes to a partner is highest during an outbreak (times when a sore is present). When a person is not experiencing an outbreak, there is a 4-10% chance of transmitting it. (Depending mostly on genders.)

When herpes infections aren't active, the virus hides out in the cells of the nervous system. Between outbreaks, the infection is considered to be  latent . Latent herpes infections are effectively invisible to drugs and the immune system . That's where the problem comes in. During active infections, some of the hidden virus "wakes up" to do its dirty work. That virus can be addressed through treatment. However, as long as any  herpes virus  remains hidden, it's impossible for treatment to lead to a full cure.

Treatment with acyclovir relieves symptoms, reduces the amount of infectious virus released from the sores and speeds healing. The treatment does not prevent subsequent attacks or diminish their frequency or severity. The effect of acyclovir in a herpes virus infection is to inhibit the synthesis of viral DNA. Prophylactic courses of oral acyclovir can have a modest impact on recurrent infections, but the cost of the drug and its potential toxicity over the long term do not justify such regimens in most cases. In the majority of cases for genital herpes, general recurrency patterns returned within 8 to 25 days after stopping long term use.


Herpes dating success stories

Herpes dating success stories