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Different STRAINS of HERPES

  • Why, are people not informed that there are various "strains" of HERPES, some WORSE than others. People are left under a false impression that if they have HERPES, and have SEX with someone who also has the same type "strain" as they do ( 1 or 2 ), neither will "upgrade" to something worse.I have read, that it is possible..even..with the same type strain ( 1 or 2 ) you can infect/be infected with a worse dose of that same type strain.Any truth to that?

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Aug 01, 2020
  • Posted on Aug 10, 2020


    Anonymous

    Yes i totally agree with your statement. Also, if you have HSV2, you can spread it to yourself in different areas. Some of these end up as semi permanent red blemishes that flare up often. Maybe so slight that no one would notice, but obvious enough that YOU, and possibly others close to you would. You are also not immune to the exact same strain once your body has developed antibodies to that strain, which was the ongoing medical info from only a decade or so ago. I would also add that HSV2 can be recurrent often, sometimes once or twice a month for several days of outbreak at once..repeatedly, over and over for months or years. This disease for some, is not a minor inconvenience at all. I believe it can be one of the worst STDs..mainly because there is no cure/

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