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Read the section on non-sexual transmission of herpes for more guidelines on this, discussed at Dr. They found that only females benefitted from the vaccine, and only those females benefitted who had not had a previous outbreak of both ORAL and GENITAL herpes.
Thus, the population of patients that really benefitted was quite small, around 5%.
The herpes virus has to actually enter the body of another person through a broken area of the skin. So, touching the blister fluid from a herpes infection with the tip of a finger would not transmit the infection directly to the finger, for example.
On the other hand, if the finger that had touched the blister fluid was then used to scratch an itch on the eyelid before being washed with soap and water, for example, the infection could, in fact, be transmitted to the eyelid, and possibly into the eye, if the person scratched hard enough to create a tiny, microscopic tear in the skin.
If it is, in fact, herpes simplex type 2 that causes your infection, then my suggestion is that you ask your partner to have the POCkit blood test for type 2 herpes simplex performed in the physician’s office.
This test is not available for type 1 herpes simplex, plus the majority of people are infected with type 1 already in the oral area.
If your partner is negative, then repeat the test in about three months.
If it remains negative, then your partner almost certainly is not infected with type 2 HSV.
The drug companies release occasional updates on the progress they are making, but a “cure” is not around the corner, unfortunately. Org Board member Terri Warren is deeply involved in clinical studies and research.
However, you should not hang your hat on one being released just yet.
You should focus on the “Smart Living” approach for managing herpes which is posted elsewhere on this site.