Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Antiviral Treatement & HSV-1
Would it be worth taking an anti-viral treatment for genital HSV-1 to reduce the risk of transmission?
Cancel
5 Answers
Page 1 of 1
101028 tn?1419606604
We don't have any studies to know if it's worthwhile or not. hsv1 genitally doesn't shed often to begin with so the risk of transmitting is lower than that of hsv2.

grace
Comment
Cancel
101028 tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Would you agree that there doesnt seem to be a lot of research done of HSV?  If there is a way of getting involved in research, I would be happy to donate myself as a guinea pig - where would be a good place to start finding out about trials?
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028 tn?1419606604
This is a TON of research on herpes.

Hsv1 doesn't reoccur as often and it's less likely to be the cause of genital herpes so it's harder to get the same kinds of studies we have with hsv2.

If you are interested in participating in clinical trials - www.clinicaltrials.gov is the best place to start :)

grace
Comment
Cancel
101028 tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
101028 tn?1419606604
Since from your other post I see you aren't in the US - the clinical trials link won't be so helpful :(  

Have you contacted any australian herpes support groups?  I'm not sure if the HELP group in sydney is still active or not.  You can google herpes support, australia to look for a group near you. I thought there used to be a terrific group in australia but so far I haven't found the link I was looking for :(  Hopefully you can find it!  They should be better able to help you find the info on herpes research in your area.  

grace
Comment
Cancel
101028 tn?1419606604
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I will give it a go.  Thank you!
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Herpes Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top STDs Answerers
Avatar n tn
Blank
veryworried420
Avatar m tn
Blank
Fleetwood20
1998092 tn?1391246445
Blank
catinbarefeet
Avatar m tn
Blank
feelingundone
3149845 tn?1452625053
Blank
Life360_Dave
fort lauderdale, FL
Avatar f tn
Blank
Blueberrypancakes22