My husband has got herpes simplex II. . He is perfectly fit and doesn't have any recurrences. I am on suppressive therapy. It has been very tough for us emotionally. So i have decided to give up the medications and get infected. How do i contact herpes in the safest way? I am otherwise very fit. If I take acyclovir for 10 days (5 times a day for 200mg) will my symptoms will be less worse later after getting the herpes.
Your husband is very lucky that he has not had any recurrences - YET!
You do not want herpes simplex II if it can at all be avoided.
Once an infection occurs, the virus spreads to nerve cells and stays in the body for the rest of a person's life. It may come back from time to time and cause symptoms, or flares. Recurrences may be triggered by excess sunlight, fever, stress, acute illness, and medications or conditions that weaken the immune system (such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, or the use of corticosteroids).
You may be fit and healthy now - but one day you might not be so fit and healthy. Herpes infections stay with you for life and you may not always be able manage the symptoms so well.
Antiviral medicines can help with the symptoms, but they are expensive. Prevention is just a much better option in this case.
To avoid contracting herpes, you should avoid sexual contact when your husband has active lesions. The use of condoms may also lower the risk of infection.
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Dear Push: Why on earth would you wan to do this to your body? However if you are determined to do it,then stop using protection,and have sex with him without it.Eventually you will contract it,and you will experiance outbreaks when you least expect it .If,your husband is willing and he cant give it to you then find a surrogote male with the virus,and let him infect you,only if your husband agrees with this,I think harming your body is crazy,but you have to do what you think you have to do,personally if I were you I would seek out a good therapist before making a decision like this.God,be with you,James Boles
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