About two years ago I was diagnosed with HSV1 and 2. This after a month long relationship with a person who had it, knew she had it and did not tell me. Anyway, at first I was very depressed. The first out break was by far the worst. My doctor put me on Famciclovir. Subsequent out breaks were much less severe than the first. However, they came every 60 days. Again, a bummer! However, after the first year, my body seems to have built up resistance. I still take the Famciclovir daily but it has now been 8 months and no out break. I've talked to others that had a similar experience. I post this to tell folks not to stress. After the first year things get MUCH better. I am now in a serious relationship with a very great girl (a registerd nurse) and she is not concerned with my herpes. We use condoms when having sex and have a very active and healthy sex life. So bottom line, don't be depressed. After a short time, you will feel just like your old self. All will be good, trust me.View Thread
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