Hi - i've just been diagnosed with HSV1 occurring in genital region, a shock to us both as partner (negative) and I have been together ten years and both extremely careful sexually before then apparently it can just sit dormant for years, through two pregnancies and just showed up after pregnancy no.3. We are now in the same situation of deciding whether to keep taking Aciclovir if I get pregnant again, and the risk of pregnancy's immune-suppressing issues like outbreaks etc. and birth situation, although HSV1 is supposed to be significantly less virulent. I was encouraged by and deeply related to comment above re. many of us living with this nasty virus and its emotional and physical load - I was initially so shocked at its brutality and then gutted that it would be a permanent bed-partner so to speak having impact on our sex-life - such an intimate important part of a relationship - and on our choices re. children and pregnancies. Interested to hear how things went?View Thread
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