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I've only been positive for HSV2 for less than a year. Had two outbreaks. I was taking acyclovir twice a day to decrease shedding so as not to pass it on to a partner. We've subsequently have broken up z(over me being positive). I don't like having to take another med each day. What will happen if I quit taking the daily doses? If I start dating again, should I start taking it right away if we as a couple decide to be intimate?

  • Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Mar 20, 2020
  • Posted on Mar 25, 2020


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  • Posted on May 02, 2020


    Anonymous

    I don't take it when I'm not dating unless I find myself in a stressful situation or am not sleeping well, etc. Then I double up the first two days and then drop back to one pill a day. I do stay on it all of the time when dating someone if they don't have it, and if not, I always tell them about it before we are intimate and ask them to wear a condom. If they don't, then it's on them. It's also illegal in this state to not disclose an STD to someone prior to having sex with them, so that's why it's just so much easier to be on this site. Then it's a non-issue.

  • Posted on Mar 25, 2020


    Anonymous

    I’ve been positive for over 12 years. I can say the daily dosage probably is helpful for when you first got it and maybe the first couple of years until you understand your body and what makes you have an outbreak. You can get them for stress, too much sex or eating habits. For me I stop taking the daily dosage years ago because of the same reasons. Even took it daily cause a partner guilted me into it but it’s mostly advised to take it when you have an outbreak. The “new” dosage for an outbreak is differently & I’d google it. That being said I was more cautious of having intercourse if I felt like I was having an outbreak. Don’t let it hold you back from meeting new people, being happy or dating again. I’ll tell you from my own experience I wish I could have told myself that along time ago :)

  • Posted on Mar 25, 2020


    Anonymous

    I’ve been positive for over 12 years. I can say the daily dosage probably is helpful for when you first got it and maybe the first couple of years until you understand your body and what makes you have an outbreak. You can get them for stress, too much sex or eating habits. For me I stop taking the daily dosage years ago because of the same reasons. Even took it daily cause a partner guilted me into it but it’s mostly advised to take it when you have an outbreak. The “new” dosage for an outbreak is differently & I’d google it. That being said I was more cautious of having intercourse if I felt like I was having an outbreak. Don’t let it hold you back from meeting new people, being happy or dating again. I’ll tell you from my own experience I wish I could I told myself that along time ago :)

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