Thursday, October 4, 2012

Herpes Blood Test

One in every five people in the United States are tested positive for HSV that causes herpes. Genital herpes testing is a vital step to take if you even suspect that you may have contacted the disease, whether you are experiencing symptoms or not. You need an experienced  doctor to diagnose genital herpes with certainty. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections can also be diagnosed between outbreaks by the use of a blood test.

A person must never assume that he has STDs or herpes if he/she has not been tested yet.  Inaccurate diagnosis, either  a false positive or negative can have far reaching consequences. 

If you are pregnant and going to deliver a baby and  if the virus is shedding during labor, there is 50% chance of your baby acquiring neonatal herpes. If you engage in sex, you're  responsible not only to yourself, but also to your partners to make sure that you are not spreading disease.It's important that you get a herpes test fast.

If primary infection occurred during pregnancy, this presents the highest risk of transferring the virus to the baby during vaginal birth. As a safety precaution, women infected during the second or third trimester of pregnancy should seriously consider opting for a Cesarean delivery. So, if you even slightly suspect that you might have an infection get yourself tested. After your doctor determines they feel you may have herpes, they can take a sample from the infected area and send it in to a laboratory.  To have your blood tested for herpes, you must wait at least 12 weeks after your suspected infection. Genital herpes can be caused by either herpes type 1 or type 2, so other testing besides a visual diagnosis is necessary to determine the exact type of herpes virus that you have. For your test you can either  go for a herpes lab test in your area or  you can try a herpes home test kit. If found positive for HSV2, get prepared to have a  Cesarean delivery.

Abstain from sex by all means  if  you or your partner has a herpes outbreak. Use a condom during  anal, oral, vaginal sex in order to reduce the chances of transmission. Unless you have specifically asked for a type-specific blood test for herpes such as the Western Blot test you have probably never had an accurate herpes test. There is tons of information, wild rumors and stories out there about herpes, its symptoms and the people that have the disease, but very little about the important topic of genital herpes testing. This test finds markers (called antigens) on the surface of cells infected with the herpes virus. Although the mothers-to-be are not at risk, the unborn baby may be in danger.

Most people who get infected with herpes do not even know that they have the infection. There are ways to manage outbreaks and ways to protect from transmitting the virus. If you want to visit a doctor, they can usually do a visual inspection to determine whether you do in fact have the virus or not.But, for herpes a blood test can mostly give you a conclusive result. It can detect HSV antibodies even though no visible symptoms are present.

The most accurate test for Genital herpes is a blood test. In case of a culture test, a small quantity of  serum, or  fluid  is taken from the suspected sore with a sterile cotton swab. This test is readily available and it has been approved by the FDA. If someone is symptomatic they will show signs of swollen lymph glands, aching muscles, fever, headache, and especially herpes blisters. For the most part, however, when people refer to herpes they are usually referring to either Herpes 1 or Herpes 2.

So, get your herpes blood test done in time and from a correct test lab or with an approved test kit.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Vaccine For Herpes?

If everything goes well, we are likely to have a "Vaccine  for herpes."

It's not only expected to put the virus on remission, but also it is going to prevent people from giving the HSV to somebody. Well, if it works. Presently it is under testing at the Center for Clinical Studies.

As per the scientists, this herpes vaccine has to be stored below 80 to retain its efficacy. Patients who have agreed to undergo the blind test would not be told whether they receive the vaccine or a placebo. As per the procedure the patients participating in this test are going to receive a series of three shots, either placebo or the actual  vaccine. 

The concept of this vaccine come from the observation of people who haven't contacted the HSV virus even of they have been exposed to it. This vaccine for herpes is going to boost the immune system to a level where the patients are not going to have any outbreak. This seems like a good idea, but the test result can only confirm if they are going to succeed.

Watch the video for more information on a new Herpes vaccine- wait for sometime till the ads finish playing...

That's not all. In another development, Genocea Biosciences, a Cambridge company is ready for clinical trial of a new vaccine for herpes. By the time you read this post the vaccine will be hopefully on trial in clinics. They have already   presented results of two studies   in May this year.

This herpes vaccine is named GEN-003 and is an investigational  vaccine for genital herpes.

GEN-003 takes a different approach to put the HSV2 virus on remission. Other vaccines start with stimulating antibodies, so the virus is taken care of. This vaccines is going to stimulate T-cells to fight HSV-2. The company is using a new protein, Matrix M2 to achieve the T-cell stimulation. This protein is an adjuvant and this company has the exclusive license to use it in the vaccine.

American Association of Immunologists has found these studies to be positive. If approved, the company is going to enter market for further clinical tests.

It seems we are near a breakthrough for an effective herpes vaccine. So be it!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Genital Herpes Outbreaks: Stop it by Herpeset

Genital Herpes Outbreaks

If you are searching for a permanent solution to your genital herpes outbreaks or cold sores please take your time and read the following attentively.

What is Herpeset

Herpeset is a homeopathic formula that is very efficacious in dealing with either cold sores or genital herpes, probably the best medication to deal with genital herpes pains. It is a blend of  nine  potent homeopathic medicinal substances out of which each one is capable of dealing with the symptoms alone. The unique blend ensures that the painful symptoms are treated positively without fail. These ingredients act gradually but their long term use has been associated with lasting relief from genital herpes outbreaks.

Herpeset has the advantage against other treatments on the market today because it does not contain any harmful or harsh chemical ingredients to cause skin irritation or scarring.

To know the composition of Herpeset click here.

 Possible duration before symptoms vanish

Does Herpeset work? Yes, it works. All its ingredients are FDA approved.

The trial results show no recurring genital herpes attacks.

The duration before a complete relief is achieved depends on the merit of each case but generally it takes 4 to 6 months for a complete freedom from future relapses. It combines multiple ingredients to address the widest range of symptoms to make it possible.

How to use Herpeset

Herpeset often helps in reducing the painful symptoms of an outbreak in only 2 to 3 days.  If you have been proactive and keep using Herpeset regularly, without waiting for the outbreak to occur, you may avoid it altogether. The moment you feel an outbreak oncoming, don’t wait for a full blown outbreak before you start.  Many people report their best success by using the solution as a part of their normal supplementation to attempt to stop the onset of outbreaks.

It is a liquid oral spray and is a preventive treatment for sudden genital herpes outbreaks. This medicine is taken by spraying beneath the tongue three times a day. The sublingual application is designed to speed delivery of ingredients quickly into the blood vessels to combat your symptoms so you can feel better quickly

The cost factor

Regular price: $34.97 each bottle
Sale price: $29.97        each bottle

It has a money-back guarantee to satisfy the clients about the effectiveness of their product. This guarantee holds that all clients who are not happy with the product can claim their money back by requesting for a "Return Merchandise Authorization" and mailing that authorization along with the unopened bottle of Herpeset.

Most probably you will not need this  "money-back guarantee."


For best results which are commonly observed in four to six months, it is recommended to buy four bottles of Herpeset so you get two bottles FREE as per current promotional offer. One bottle is for one month of treatment. So at the price of 4 months you get    6 months supply and also avoid any missed dosages on account of reorder shipping delays which is very crucial for this remedy to be fully effective.

Having herpes is bad enough. Make it the time to stop  repeated genital herpes outbreaks with Herpeset.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Is Genital Herpes Curable: Separating the Facts from Fiction

Before coming to the facts, let me ask you some straight questions.

How many sites you have visited so far and how many articles have you read? In spite of all  your efforts, what answers you got?

Isn't it correct that you are still confused?

Why is it so difficult to answer a simple question such as "Is genital herpes curable?"

Before we can answer this simple question, we have to define or understand the word "Cure." To get a detailed understanding of cure check this page on Genital Herpes Cures.  This will  open in a new window.

If you have not gone to that page and are reading this line, I strongly urge you to go to that page. If you still don't want to go there it's OK. Read on.

The Down side:

Now that you know what a cure can be, you know the answer. Genital herpes has no cures so far. I am not telling that it will never be cured, but as on to-day it  is incurable. There is no way we can throw this virus out of our body.

Once somebody gets infected with this virus, it is difficult to get rid of the damn thing. It starts the preliminary symptoms and you know something is wrong.  You have all the symptoms of  HSV infection.

Diseases are of two types, Acute and chronic.

The acute diseases run a course of prodome, progress and decline. It means after the infection, the disease develops, then runs its course and then either automatically gets cured or kills the patient. Small-pox, Chicken-pox and cholera are few of the examples.

But, the chronic diseases don't have the decline stage. They keep on coming at regular intervals. Whenever the vitality of the patient goes weak, the disease relapses. Same thing happens in the case of genital herpes.

So, can genital herpes be curedNO.

However, it can be managed very well with little effort. There are so many cases where people have successfully managed this.

The Hopeful side:

It is well known that genital herpes is not a killer disease. The fearsome aspects of HSV are fewer. Following are the main causes of worry in herpes, though this list is not exhaustive.

The painful outbreaks

The prodome and progress of herpes are very painful. The damn thing appears exactly when you don't need it. You can't attend important professional or social  occasions. Even if you dare to attend, it is very stressful.

If you can stop these outbreaks, you solve more than 50% of genital herpes. The good thing about a relapse is, in most of the cases, it foretells its arrival. You get all sort of tingling, smarting and burning pains in your private parts. You have 24 to 72 hours to stop this outbreak. If you know what to do exactly, you can stop the relapse 99%. Even if it comes, it will be very mild and will stay for a day or two.

If you want to know "How," go to "Natural Treatments for Genital Herpes" page. Do come back later for the rest of this post.

Termination of relationships

The moment you are tested positive for herpes, all your relationships go haywire. Further you can not date with normal people. If you are dating somebody, you are afraid you may infect him/her.

There is a misconception that an infected person can only infect when there are sores on the genitals. But, the facts are far from truth. In most of the cases, where people undergo courses of anti-viral medication, the virus remains active enough to infect the sexual partners. Even using of contraceptives can not guarantee safe sex.

But, there is another state where the virus goes into a state of hibernation / inhibition.

Side effects of medication

After testing positive, some people go for anti-viral medication. There are some who go into a quackery of self medication in the name of natural treatment. The  patient, not knowing where to go, keeps on trying different methods. Most of these are very harmful methods and seriously jeopardize your well being. These methods may stop relapses, but you will lose your health to such an extent that you can even digest your food or you will need medication for sleep. Stay away from such natural methods.

The emotional turmoil

The greatest problem people with herpes face are the anguish of social stigma. You feel bad when somebody, even if he/she is your best friend, inquires about the eruptions on / around your mouth. People can not have spontaneous sex. Relationships break or strained. If the patient can reach a stage where there is no risk of infecting the sexual partners, the rest of the 50% of herpes is solved. The emotional turmoil will no longer bother him / her.

So, is genital herpes curable? NO.
But, it is certainly manageable!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Natural Herpes Treatment: Emotional Freedom Technique

Can there be a natural herpes treatment with "Emotional Freedom Technique?"

Recently I talked to somebody who had no relapse of genital herpes for more than a year. The strangest part is he has not taken any medicine. The only thing he does different is,  he uses EFT thrice  a day, at least once on his busiest day.

He started with general EFT principles collected form Youtube videos, but presently he is using Brad Yates "Body Beyond Belief."

It is difficult to believe such results, but his unwillingness to talk about things and to keep his things to himself makes me to trust him.

Wondering what is EFT?

EFT Energy Points
The Emotional freedom Technique is a newly emerging technique, which is based on the principle of  "Emotional blockages are the root cause of physical problems." It treats physical and mental problems by gently tapping on Acupuncture energy points.

During the tapping process you have to use a script which resembles any auto-suggestion session. One has to keep repeating this script with the tapping of  respective points. When done simultaneously, the unwinding process begins.

How can EFT help in Alleviating Genital Herpes?

Genital Herpes has a very strong emotional dimension. People with strong emotional vulnerabilities are very prone to HSV1 or HSV2 infections.  This emotional dimension also becomes the greatest obstacle in treating genital herpes. EFT is very effective in releasing emotional energy blocks from one's system. Then, what else can be a better solution for laying a strong physical foundation for a natural herpes treatment?

EFT Karate Chop Energy Point
What can be an ideal script for genital herpes?

1. TH- Top of Head
2. EB- Eye Brow
3. SE- Side of Eye
4. UE- Under the Eye
5. UN- Under the Nose
6. CH- Cheen
7. CB- Collar Bone
8. UA- Under Arm
9. KC- Karate Chop point

Truth Statement

I feel miserable that I am infected with genital herpes.

I feel hurt that my boyfriend/ girlfriend did not tell me about his/her infection and kept it a secret.

I feel responsible for landing myself in this mess.

Round 1: The Problem
EFT Setup Statements

KC - Even though I feel sooo… guilty about my herpes/cold sore infection I deeply and completely accept myself .
KC - Even though this is a great emotional and physical  burden for me… I accept myself and the feelings I have, around this issue.
KC - Even though I know I am cursing myself with these feelings… I acknowledge and respect myself anyway.

EFT Sequence

TH - This Hurt weighs heavy on my mind
EB - This misery feels like a tight clamp around my body
SE - Especially when I think about it
UE - It's really hard to stop feeling guilty
UN - It makes me feel sad and disappointed in myself
CH - I feel like I have to carry this with me for ever!
CB - It doesn’t feel possible to let this Hurt go
UA - This is so heavy… and it's like a weight on my chest

Take a deep breath and roll your shoulders. Check your  truth statement level in a scale of 0 - 10. The level may have gone down.

Round 2: The Turn Around - Reframe
EFT Setup Statements

KC - Even though I'm carrying this Hurt for a while, now... I forgive and accept myself anyway.
KC - Even though I don't know how to let this blame go… maybe I'll find a way.
KC - Even though I think I must hold onto this Hurt feeling... I'm open to the possibility of letting it go

EFT Sequence

TH - Part of me feels I must hold onto this Hurt and Blame.
EB - And another part of me wants to let it go and be Free.
SE - This Pain and Heaviness has really stuck around.
UE - I wonder what will happen if I  let it go...
UN - If I let it go… I’ll need to forgive my Boyfriend/ Girlfriend
CH - And I’m not sure if I can forgive Him/ Her for this
CB - Maybe forgiving Him/ Her is more about realizing...
UA - that I am doing the best I can at this time

Take a deep breath and roll your shoulders, stretch your neck, roll your head and toes. Check your  truth statement level in a scale of 0 - 10. The level may have gone down.

Round 3: Affirm and Appreciate - no setup
EFT Sequence

TH - It seems like I’m more open to forgiving everybody and myself about this.
EB - It FEELS  good thinking about being free of this pain and heavinesst!
SE - I need not to be so hard on myself.
UE - Maybe I just need to give myself a bit of slack...and relax for now.
UN - I appreciate the new point of view I am beginning to look at this
CH - I feel my mind and body getting lighter and lighter.
CB - I am relieved that I am letting this go...
UA - and that freeing myself of these heavy feelings…

Take a deep breath and roll your shoulders, stretch your neck, roll your head and toes. Check your  truth statement level in a scale of 0 - 10. The level may have gone down. Compare this to your initial level. If you want you can repeat the complete process once again.

Make sure you ask using the word FEEL instead of  THINK.  Even if the level of your truth statement did not go down very much, change will start to happen.

It takes at least 3 to 4 times to co-ordinate the mental and the physical process together. This happens with everybody, you are no exception. So, don't worry for that.

This script is very general and for illustration purpose, but it can offer relief. Dealing with the complete emotional and physical issues requires a more advanced form of tapping and is beyond the scope of this post. Those who are affected by negative emotional and physical states and desire permanent relief, should check up Body Beyond Belief.

Body Beyond Belief

Brad Yates, one of the world’s premiere EFT practitioners, together with one of the world’s foremost experts in personal training and rehabilitation, Christopher Pinckley, finalized the energy points, the technique and the suggestive commands for achieving this breakthrough in achieving a better body and emotional balance.

In Brad's own words:

" The result is a breakthrough program in the form of over four hours of audio, primarily made up of live work with participants to tap through their limiting beliefs and behaviors that had stood in the way of their physical goals.

As you tap along with the recordings, whether the stated issues seem to be exactly the same as yours or not, shifts will be taking place inside that will create an opening to better physical fitness than you have ever experienced."

Worth a try?

No price, in terms of  time and money is more if it can bring a fundamental change in our body, mind  and spirit. There is nothing more for the "Emotional Freedom Technique" to prove to the world about its efficacy. It works wonderfully in releasing stress, phobias and in getting rid of bad habits. Though the  price in terms of money is  not a problem, many are not disciplined enough to pay the price in terms of time.  To reap the benefits of this wonderful system,  one should be determined to practice it everyday.

Check Up Body Beyond Belief.

The other natural treatments for genital herpes, Body Oxygenation System.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Natural Treatments For Genital Herpes

Why should one try  natural treatments for genital herpes?

In a time when we have access to advance scientific research facilities, why should one go for a natural method of treatment?

With all the advancement of medical science, we have no  cures for genital herpes. At least that is what the scientific community say! No vaccines, no cures, no proven method of treatment and no hope for those who are suffering from genital herpes!

The only method of treatment which they advocate, concentrates only on alleviation of symptoms, hence is a suppressive method. No suppressive method  worked till date and non will work in future. The anti-viral method keeps attacking and irritating the virus without annihilating. In due course, the virus grows immune to the medication. This treatment goes on for ever till the patient lives, but the virus never gets affected. Rather it remains ready to attack at the slightest weakness in part of the patient.

Treating genital herpes with such a method can not make any positive change inside the body, but surely contributes negatively. The herpes virus, works insidiously to weaken our health day by day, so exposing us to other killer diseases such as HIV, Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease etc.  This makes a  natural genital herpes treatment  method more relevant and more reliable.

What else they, those who are suffering, can do? Maintaining the status quo is no solution either.

If you are a victim of genital herpes, what will you do?

Is Natural Herpes Treatment A Myth?

Both 'Yes' and 'No.'

Yes, because there is no way we can throw the herpes virus out of our body. At least as on date there is no such method of treatment known to us.

No, because we can still treat the most painful and harmful symptoms successfully. We can stop the relapses. We can also stop the patients from infecting their sexual partners. This is no mean achievement.

With this two major symptoms controlled, the patient can slowly learn to adapt to the new physical and social realities.
OK. Then, what is the basis for such a claim?

Dr. Otto Warbugh's research.

The herpes virus is anaerobic. It cannot exist in an elevated oxygen environment within human body.  Increasing our body's alkalinity (pH) will suppress the genital herpes and oral herpes virus (HSV2 and HSV1 respectively) to levels where one will not experience outbreaks.

We can then deduce from the above findings that the reduction of acid levels and the increase of oxygen levels in the body can provide an environment hostile enough for these viruses to render them ineffective. This method can give rise to a successful and cost effective method of genital herpes treatment.

The method proven by Dr. Otto Warbugh's research is comprised of several parts. It starts with the overall theory and the process of this particular herpes treatment and is followed by several key natural ingredients to be used in diet for  natural Genital Herpes treatment.

The methods which are reported to have genuinely prevented the relapses, use the body oxygenation method.

I can lead you to an ebook written by somebody who personally faced this herpes phantom. This ebook can be downloaded immediately. It comes with a 60 days, no questions asked money back guarantee.

This is a video testimonial. It loads bits slowly, but is worth watching. Allow some time for the video to load.

There are many testimonials in the site. This ebook is the latest edition of her "Herpes Wise" ebook. Many people have been benefited from "Herpes Wise" and she has taken all the experience from them and compiled "Herpes Antidote."

Nobody can persuade you to do anything until you choose to do so.

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Cold Sores - How To Get Rid Of A Cold Sore

"How do I get rid of this cold sore?" is normally the frustrated cry whenever these painful blisters occur. Unfortunately, curing them is easier said than done as there are so many cures and remedies, not to mention old wives tales, that sometimes feel as if you do not know which way to turn. In my opinion the first thing to do in getting rid of your cold sore is to understand what they are, why you have them and then you can decide how you want to go about tackling them.

Cold sores are part of the Herpes family of virus. In fact the proper name for cold sores is Herpes Simplex Virus 1. Now when a cold sore occurs you may have just contracted it from someone else, but it is more than likely that it has been lying dormant in you for a while. The virus itself is incredibly small and is virtually undetectable by medical science and although it is always with you, it in fact hibernates until the right conditions come along for it to outbreak. The majority of times the conditions are right are when you are feeling run down or stressed, so you may find that if you have had a severe cold or flu, or things are not going too well in life or at work, then you could be prime for an outbreak.

When an outbreak does occur, please be aware that a cold sore is highly contagious. Once the outbreak occurs you need to refrain from kissing or any other physical contact with the mouth with a partner. Also do not share eating utensils as again this will pass the virus on. Other things to avoid sharing are things like face cloths and towels as the virus can live on in the fabric. Finally do not pick at your cold sore as you may spread it to other parts of your body, and also to someone else if you touch them before the virus has been washed from your hands.

So how can cold sores be treated? Well first of all the bad news is that there is no permanent cure for cold sores, you can only really treat the symptoms and not the cause. However the good news is that there is a wide range of options both medicinal and homeopathic to treat your conditions. If you are going to treat a cold sore then you want to get on it as soon as you can, ideally as soon as you feel the tingling sensation that pre-empts the actual outbreak itself. Now the average lifespan of a cold sore is 7-10 days, and a lot of over the counter treatments say that they can take up to ten days to work, so that kind of gives the impression they are more about pain relief for ten days rather than curing the actual sore itself. However, that is not a bad thing in itself as cold sores can be incredibly painful. If you want to try an over the counter remedy, your best option is to go and have a chat with the pharmacist who will be able to advise you on the range of products they have.

Also becoming more increasingly popular is using home or homeopathic remedies. These are becoming popular because some of them actually work, and cost virtually nothing to apply. Some home remedies to name but a few are to apply ice or applying a used tea bag to the effected area. The reasoning behind this is that ice will give you pain relief straight away and will also help prevent the sore worsening, whilst with a used tea bag it is the tannin properties found in tea which are believed to fight against the virus.

There is also another way of treating cold sores which claims to be able to get rid of cold sores in three days and not only that, but by following their advice, although you will not be cured of the virus, you should be able to control it more to prevent further outbreaks.