Friday, January 5, 2018

Food to Boost Your Immune System To Prevent A Herpes Outbreak

No matter what treatment approach you take, your immune system will be one of the most important weapons that you can work with to combat and control herpes simplex symptoms.

There is no cure for herpes virus but your immune system has the potential to completely suppress the symptoms.


Food to help your Immune System Be in Control of Herpes

Eating a balanced diet that contains a large amount of raw, fresh fruit and vegetables and a minimum amount of processed and refined foods (such as refined sugars, white flour and white bread, deep fried and junk foods) can be a positive start to giving your body what it needs to function best. 

Broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts and cauliflower have beneficial properties that are particularly good for warding of herpes breakouts.

Here is the list of food that might be helpful for you.

1.) Prunella vulgaris, known as common self-heal.
2.) Spirulina - The most complete food source, known to man.
3.) Green tea (Camellia sinensis) - Particularly....Gyrokuro.(High
est in Theanine).
4.) Yogourt/Fish/Brocollit Sprouts. (To balance the Lysine to Arginine ratio).
5.) Kale - (I was surprised to learn that Kale is healthier that Collards)
6.) Blueberries/Goji Berries/Pomegranate Juice.
7.) Yams (Sweet Potatoes) - For Vitamin A.
8.) No diet drinks.(not even Splenda). This is because Art. sweeteners are a trigger.
9.) Coconut Water, for the Potassium, (only 60mg/Sodium to the whopping 670mg/Potassium!).
10.) Cook with Reishi and Shitaki Mushrooms.
11.) Ginger/Ginger Root/Ginger Tea

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Herpes VS Shingles

picture of shingles
Herpes and shingles are clinically distinct diseases, with different symptoms and modes of transmission. However, they are both caused by members of the herpes virus family.

Several members of this virus family can cause disease, but this protocol will focus on herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), and varicella-zoster virus.

HSV-1 and HSV-2 cause herpes, whereas the varicella-zoster virus typically causes chickenpox in children and shingles later in life (Siakallis 2009; Odom 2012; Wolz 2012; Roizman 2001; Odom 2012).

Both herpes and shingles are very common: as many as 90% of the people in the United States have been exposed to HSV-1 (Prasad 2010), and the CDC estimates that 32% of Americans will develop shingles at some point in their lifetime (Sampathkumar 2009; Albrecht 2012a).

One of the most clinically-relevant properties of herpes virus (Herpesviridae) is their ability to establish a latent infection (Roizman 2001). This means that the virus can lay dormant in the body, becoming “reactivated” under certain conditions, and manifest symptoms long after the initial infection. This reactivation can occur as a result of local injury, or systemic factors such as emotional stress, fever, trauma, sunlight exposure, or menstrual periods. But perhaps the most prominent factor, especially in regard to shingles outbreaks among older adults, is general age-related decline in immune function, known as immunosenescence (Oxman 2009; Pfister 2008; Steiner 1995; Roizman 2001; Albrecht 2012a).

Although conventional treatments may improve symptoms and shorten the duration of herpes and shingles outbreaks, many physicians overlook the potential therapeutic role of a common over-the-counter heartburn drug called cimetidine in mitigating the impact of Herpesviridae infections (Miller 1989). Despite several published studies showing cimetidine significantly eases shingles symptoms and shortens outbreak duration, the conventional medical establishment fails to recommend this inexpensive treatment to older adults suffering from this debilitating condition. Sadly, this is probably because cimetidine has been off patent for many years and is therefore no longer financially lucrative for pharmaceutical companies, even though it has substantial potential to provide relief to patients suffering from shingles.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Usher Raymond settles Herpes Lawsuit

The singer Usher was reportedly forced to cough up $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a romantic partner who accused the R&B star of infecting her with the incurable herpes virus. The lawsuit reportedly accused Usher of knowingly spreading an incurable herpes virus infection.

The website claimed that it was able to obtain legal papers documenting “explosive revelations” contained in a “bombshell lawsuit” brought by a celebrity stylist against the 38-year-old R&B singer, Usher.

The legal complaint filed in the Superior Court in Los Angeles reportedly reveals how Usher Raymond IV engaged in “rigorous” unprotected sex with the plaintiff without disclosing that he was infected with the incurable herpes virus.

The legal documents reportedly reveal that Usher was “exposed to herpes” in 2009 or 2010. The singer finalized his divorce from his first wife, Tameka Foster, in 2009. It is uncertain whether his wife was also exposed to the alleged virus infection.

Usher is currently married to Grace Miguel, who was the executive chef on the set of The Cosby Show, according to E! News.

The legal documents give a graphic description of the signs and symptoms of herpes virus infection that Usher reportedly showed.

The singer was said to have produced “greenish discharge” from his penis. However, that was the only sign of infection that he showed, and doctors reportedly said he was an “asymptomatic carrier.”

Radar Online reported that Usher had initially admitted to the victim that he might have been exposed to infection with the virus, but he later claimed that test results returned negative. Usher was reportedly able to persuade the victim that he was actually never infected with the virus.

Usher then reportedly engaged in “rigorous” unprotected sex with the unidentified partner.

“Believing Raymond’s statements that it had been nothing and cleared up, [she] continued her relationship,” the attorneys for the plaintiff reportedly wrote in the legal complaint demanding damages.

The pair continued to have unprotected “romps” for three weeks until the victim began to feel “very sick,” according to the legal documents. The victim had a “fever of 100 degrees, chills, headache, and aches and pains.” She also developed “lesions and blisters in her vagina,” the legal documents reportedly said


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Home Care Measures for Genital Herpes

Home Care Measures for Genital Herpes

First, simple self-care may be enough to relieve most discomfort caused by genital herpes. Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen, can help ease the pain of herpes symptoms. Doctors sometimes recommend soaking the affected area in warm water. But the area should be kept dry most of the time. If toweling off after bathing is uncomfortable, try using a hair dryer. Then put on cotton underwear. Cotton absorbs moisture better than synthetic fabric does.

Herbs, Supplements, and More for Genital Herpes

Scientists have studied herbal extracts and nutritional supplements based on some herpes patients' claims that they help relieve symptoms. Some study results have been promising, others discouraging.


Many people say that an extract of the echinacea plant helps boost the immune system's ability to fight infection. Some say it decreases the frequency and severity of genital herpes outbreaks. Researchers in the U.K. compared the effect of echinacea with that of a placebo. They gave echinacea to 50 people with genital herpes for six months and a placebo for another six months. There was no significant difference in the number of herpes outbreaks during the two periods.

Another study showed that an ointment containing propolis, a waxy substance that honeybees make, may help herpes sores heal. Sores healed faster for people using the propolis ointment than in those using ointments containing the antiviral drug acyclovir or a placebo. The ointment was applied to herpes sores four times a day. After 10 days, 24 of the 30 people using propolis ointment said their sores healed, compared with 14 of the 30 people using acyclovir ointment and 12 of the 30 using a placebo.

Researchers have also found that the herb Prunella vulgaris, and an edible mushroom, Rozites caperata (the "gypsy mushroom"), contain chemicals that fight both HSV-1 and HSV-2.

These treatments have not been approved for treating genital herpes by the FDA. You can buy them in stores, but they are considered nutritional supplements, not drugs, so they are not subjected to the same quality standards that FDA-approved drugs are.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Herpes IgG Test Results Interpretation




Herpes IgG test result
Herpes IgG Test
Herpes IgG tests are one type of blood test for the herpes simplex virus (HSV). Herpes blood tests look for the body's immune reaction to a herpes infection. They don't search directly for the virus. Because the immune reaction takes time to develop after the time of infection, it's not immediately detectable. In fact, depending on the type of test used, it can take up to four months to become positive on an HSV IgG test. Tip: If you have herpes symptoms, go to the doctor right away. Sores can be tested directly. You don't have to wait for the immune system to respond. This type of testing can be more accurate if the sore is tested quickly enough.

Herpes IgG Test Results Interpretation


Much of our recent updated information on IgG index values came from direct conversations with our top researchers, Dr. Larry Corey and Dr. Anna Wald at the University of Washington, and Terri Warren at Westover Heights Clinic. Therefore there are no internet articles to link to.

When the virus enters our system, antibody begins to form. This is what the IgG test looks for. The usual key looks like this: less than 0.9 = negative 0.9-1.09 = unequivocal more than 1.09 = positive Low Positives (1.09-3.5): However, studies have shown that the IgG isn't completely reliable between 1.09-3.5. A number in that range is considered a "low positive," and according to our best clinician, Terri Warren, about half of these turn out to be false positives. Definitive Positives (3.5+): Once the index number hits 3.5, however, it's highly likely to be definitive. This will likely not occur until a few weeks following transmission - often 3-4 months or so. According to Dr. Larry Corey at the University of Washington, at some point after this, the antibody load in our systems "plateau." After this, any fluctuations in the index value of a subsequent IgG test really doesn't have anything to do with the antibody load in our systems. These fluctuations usually have more to due with lab conditions and methodology.

Can the IgG tell me when I contracted the virus?



Because our immune functions differ so much from one another, there is really no way to correlate an IgG index value with any kind of a timeline for diagnosis, except in one instance: a negative IgG in tandem with a positive PCR DNA swab test. This would indicate a fairly recent infection - probably less than 4 months old. The IgG is negative at this point because it is too early after transmission for our antibodies to have generated enough to trigger a positive result. However the positive PCR DNA swab is irrefutable proof that the virus is present.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Australia Herpes Support Group

If you live in Australia and have herpes, you may feel like dating just isn’t an option. It’s not true. There are plenty of options for herpes dating, as well as a large number of herpes support groups. It’s even possible to discreetly find and attend a herpes support group if you’re uncomfortable with others knowing about your condition.



Australian Herpes Support Groups

Herpes Support Groups and Herpes Social Groups exist in most major cities in the Australia and online, and we list them all below.

Australian National Herpes Information Hotline  1800 102 200


NEW SOUTH WALES

Sydney Herpes Support Group -
Sydney Sexual Health Centre
A.P.O. Box 1614
Sydney NSW 2001
Australia
Ph: 61 2 382-7440

Sydney Herpes Dating Meetup for Australia STD Singles


Note: This meet up group is not active. Most of the information is out-of0-date information. You may join herpes dating sites like positiveSingles.com to get help from herpes counselor or helpful members. This group may not survive in the future.
Sydney herpes support group
This group only have 80 member. This group is not active.
















When we are diagnosed with STD, we see i becomes more difficult to date some one with a romantic life. But living the STD is not the end of the life. Here, we gathers herpes singles and other STD sinles from Australia together. You don't have to come from Sydney. We welcome all people living with herpes from Australia.

QUEENSLAND 


- Brisbane HRC Group -

P.O. Box 2161
Wellington Point
Brisbane 4160
Tel: 7 382 236 79

Herpes Support Group in Brisbane 


http://groups.msn.com/HerpesinBrisbane


Herpes Resource Centre Support Group - 


PO Box 5429
Alexander Hills Qld 4161
Email: herqld@powerup.com.au

Ph. 0415 991 954


Gold Coast  herpes support group.


http://au.geocities.com/gchfriends/index.htm (website closed)

SOUTH AUSTRALIA  - Adelaide herpes support group - 


Note: This Adeliade herpes support group is closed. You may join herpes dating sites like positiveSingles.com to get help from herpes counselor or helpful members. 

PO Box 3039, Port Adelaide
SA 5015
Ph: Helen :0409 168 661

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/saherpes/


TASMANIA

http://groups.msn.com/THSSG (The services aren't available )


VICTORIA

- Melbourne Herpes Self Help Group (MHSHG) -

Note: This Melbourne herpes support group is closed. , You may join herpes dating sites like positiveSingles.com to get help from herpes counselor or helpful members. 

P.O. Box. 1044H
Melbourne
Vic 3001
Web : http://home.vicnet.net.au/~mhshg/ (closed websites)


WESTERN AUSTRALIA -Perth Herpes Support & Singles


Note: This is a dead yahoo herpes support group. No update in two years. If you live in Perth or other area in Western Australia, you may join herpes dating sites like positiveSingles.com. It provide amazing help support by the form of blog and forum. You can also get help from the herpes counselor.

https://au.groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/PerthHSupport-Singles/info?tab=s
perth herpes support group
No update from 2014. Dead herpes support group


Perth Herpes Support & Singles is a Public Group with 85 members. Being diagnosed with herpes would have to be one of the most socially unacceptable moments in ones life. We pride ourselves on helping each other to overcome the shock and uncertainty.



Herpes support Vancouver, British Columbia Dating singles with herpes in BC

herpes dating vancouver, meet singles with herpes in British  Coloumbia
A 2013 study released by Stats Canada found that as many as one in seven Canadians aged 14 to 59 may be infected with HSV-2, with more than 90 percent of them possibly unaware of their status. If you living with herpes in  Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Kamloops, Nanaimo, Prince George, Chilliwack, Vernon, Courtenay area and other area in  British Columbia , you are not alone. There are plenty of people around you  with herpes.


When you discover the world of online dating for people with herpes, you’ll find that the comfort and security of being behind a screen allows you to more easily open up about your specific condition, and be upfront and blunt more effortlessly than you are likely to be in person. The virus becomes less important and who you are as an individual, you know, your personal, quirks, likes and dislikes, are elevated.


 Herpes Dating Sites for British Columbia people with herpes


There are 20+ popular herpes dating sites that make it easy for you to talk to and date other singles with genital herpes. We have tested all the herpes dating sites and recommend the best herpes community for you to try. 

Even if you are not yet ready to date again, it can be very comforting and confidence building to see the profiles of the thousands of other single British Columbia people with herpes who are attractive, interesting and probably more honest that many people on regular dating sites. 

#1 PositiveSingles.com





 Positivesingles.com is first recommended for its largest database and privacy settings among herpes dating sites in Canada. Online for over 17 years. It helps hundreds of thousands of people with herpes find partners.


It includes a warm-hearted community where you can make new friends and meet a potential spouse. Positive Singles also allows you to store photos discreetly, so that you can share them with a select few. The site cares about its members’ security and no one is required to submit any kind of information if they are not comfortable with it. All the personal details submitted by you will remain anonymous till you choose to take the relationship further with a particular member.

 PositiveSingles have desktop websites, mobile version for mobile device and IOS app and Android app. You can date on the go. Join PositiveSingles now.



#2 MPWH.com


MPwH is a reputed dating site for people with herpes. The site offers both free membership as well as premium membership, with the former having limited features and the latter offering some additional features.  Join mpwh.com now.


How To Success At An Online Herpes Dating Site

After selecting a herpes dating site or two to try out, here is a set of dating tips to make your experience more rewarding and fulfilling. 


Make an Awesome Profile

It’s unfortunate that so many people join these sites, but don’t put any effort into making a profile that stands out and gives a clear impression of who they really are. A good profile helps you stand out from hundreds or even thousands of other users in your geographic area. 


  1. Have a Succinct and Catchy Headline
  2. Make your "About me" section work for you. You interests, hobbies, and political beliefs can be a big eye-catcher for potential partners. Talk about what you can offer your partner on a date or in a relationship. Are you a good cook? A loving, caring, compassionate partner? An easygoing and laid back person? Do you love to work out, keeping you in great physical shape? These are all things that can stand out in your profile, helping you attract potential s partners.
  3. Take Some Time to Improve Your Profile- Make sure you feel as comfortable and confident about your profile as you would about an outfit you’d wear on a date.
  4. Add Good Photos-A snapshot of people doing something interesting -- like the picture below, which shows me hiking in Antelope Canyon -- is an instant icebreaker. If someone else shares the same hobby, or has been to the same place, it’s easy to start a conversation.

Making a Move


After you’ve written your message, ask yourself how you’d respond if you got this from someone. Did you ask a question, or set things up with a joke she could build on? If you ask a question that gives them a chance to share something about themselves, they’ll feel better about talking to you, and they’ll be far more likely to give you their phone number and take things offline.


Patience Is The Key To Success In Online Dating

Believe it or not, you can enjoy the real pleasure of dating only if you have patience. One of the best ways to learn to be patient, is to enjoy your life just as you would if you were either satisfied with your dating social life or involved with someone. 

It really is not necessary to despair just because you don't have a date for the weekend or someone constant in your life. Even though it may not be apparent, being single actually affords you the opportunity to enjoy yourself in ways that being partnered may not. This is not to say that you should abandon your dating goals, but rather, to utilize the time that you are single to develop yourself and activities that help you to enjoy your life, as well as make you more desirable to a potential date.


Read Success Story from other people with herpes .

I actually met someone over a year ago on positiveSingles, and we are still together. He’s an amazing man, and we both see marriage on the horizon. Meeting him on your site was so much easier- we didn’t have to explain our situation, and never had to feel ashamed of our conditions. It meant we could focus our time on getting to know each other instead! I’m very happy with this man- thank you for creating a place where I could meet someone without shame or apology!



i've been on this site since 2009 and lots of up and downs... but finally after 9 years i found the most amazing woman and i'm looking forward to getting to know everything about her and sharing an amazing life with her.. and side note 9 is my favorite number so its fitting it has taken 9 years to find the perfect woman for me:)



Herpes Support Groups in British Columbia


Vancouver HELP

Note: This a dead yahoo support group. No activity in 2017.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vancouverhelp/info

Vancouver HELP is a support group for those people in the Vancouver BC area (Lower Mainland)with Herpes.

Vancouver H Friends

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/vancouverhfriends  (Yahoo Group)
http://www.meetup.com/vancouverhfriends  (Meetup Group) 

Our group is for people with herpes (HSV1, HSV2) and HPV who live in Metro Vancouver (BC Canada).A support group meets fairly regularly and you have to join either Yahoo or Meetup for details about the meetings.


Inland Empire HSV Singles
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/IEHSVsingles/
This group is for adults with herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2) and HPV in the Inland Empire, Eastern Washington (Spokane), Northern Idaho(Coeur d'Alene or Moscow), Western Montana, Northeastern Oregon, Southeastern BC area. It is a place to meet new people for friendship, dating or romance, mutual support and for help with handling HSV & HPV.