25+ years ago I had a "boil" in vaginal area, I had a strange lump in the iris, eye doctor, said it is herpes, I went on a course of ?. Then after 2 kids, and really hot weather i got the "boil" back. The doctor tested it, said it is herpes. I have been treated ever since. I didn't notice my husband with any problems, he has remarried. I do suffer some of the side effects mentioned here.