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 Post subject: Positive protection
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:55 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:09 pm
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Location: Portsmouth
Hi, I'm a newbie here.
I am HSV 1 and 2 positive and have known my status for quite some time.
I recently began seeing some one who is also positive 1 and 2.
We have been sexually active and have been using barrier protection, which I really don't mind as I'm quite used to it. She, on the other hand would like to play barrier free, but has recieved what I believe to be false info that she cannot let go of. So I am here for some clairity. I've heard this is a great and accurate source.
Her "friend" tells her that because my most recent HSV 2 IgG numbers are significantly lower (1.18) than hers (1.32) that she could further infect me! Is this insane or what? I'm hoping we can clear this up here.

Many Thanks.....


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 Post subject: Re: Positive protection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:38 am 

Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:28 pm
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Location: AK
You are both already infected, so there is no need to worry about re-infecting each other.~
Her "friend" is giving her erroneous information. Numbers will go up and down (I forget why, but I'm sure Betsy could explain), but it doesn't affect how much you are infected. You either are, or you're not.

(Disclaimer- I am not medically inclined, I am a fellow infectee, and have gleaned MUCH information from this board and Betsy's suggestions for more information.)

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 Post subject: Re: Positive protection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:17 pm 

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have either of you had actual genital lesions at any point or were you both diagnosed through just routine screening with blood tests? You both have very low positives and it's worth it for both of you to get further confirmatory testing done if you've never had actual genital lesions.

betsy

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 Post subject: Re: Positive protection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:18 pm 

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oh and correct - her friend is misinformed - greatly misinformed.

betsy

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 Post subject: Re: Positive protection
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:21 pm 

Joined: Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:09 pm
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Location: Portsmouth
Thank you very much! This is a great resource!!


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