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Genital herpes outbreak - every bloody year at this time...

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guiltyofa Tue 19-Nov-19 21:03:11

After never having had an STD, two years ago in late October I had a flu jab and promptly had an outbreak of genital herpes. I was told that it was the type transmitted from cold sores and unlikely to return.

Sure enough, at this time every year since I get a bloody outbreak!

Is it the weather?! What on earth is going on? Anyone else similarly afflicted or am I just weird?

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NightsOfCabiria Tue 19-Nov-19 21:05:00

I dont think that’s how it happens ...

guiltyofa Tue 19-Nov-19 21:09:19

Obviously I know the herpes wasn't CAUSED by the flu jab hmm

Thanks for your helpful comment though, much appreciated...

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Dreamersandwishers Wed 20-Nov-19 17:21:43

You got me thinking. Had a flu jab 6 weeks ago; shingles attack 10 days later. ( shingles being herpes zoster)
I have a pretty crap immune system after chemo so I have been wondering if the flu jab just tipped me over the edge.
So maybe you too are a bit run down at this time of year and that’s what triggers it.

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