Choraphor and Genital Herpes – An Objective Review
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Let me put myself in your shoes for just one second. If you are reading this right now you are probably worried. You probably recently learned that you have contracted the herpes virus. Chances are its probably genital herpes and you feel terrible about it. I should know because I have been there. You probably feel embarrassed about it and wish you had never been so careless. I am not going to tell you not to feel this way because I felt that way and no matter what you read out there your inner judgment will try and envelope you with a feeling of guilt. Here are a few things I will tell you though:
- One in five Americans (20% of the population) is infected with genital herpes; and
- 20% of people infected with HSV-2 have no symptoms at all; 20% of people infected with HSV-2 have symptoms and know that they are infected and 60% of people infected with the virus have symptoms but do not know they are infected with the virus.
What I am trying to get at is quite simple. You are not alone. Do not feel like there is this cross that you have to bear and that you are any less than any other person out there. The fact that you carry the virus does not define who you are. What it does mean however, is that you are going to have to be very careful when you engage in intimate relationships with your partner.
In studies of transmission of genital herpes in couples, the annual risk of transmission averaged 5 to 10% per year for those abstaining from sex during outbreaks. What this means, is that if you protect yourself and abstain from sex during outbreaks, you have a 90% to a 95% chance of having a normal relationship. I am not going to get into the moral argument of whether you should tell your partner or not (for the record I think you should) because that is frankly not the objective of this review.
I tried a product called Choraphor. It claims to kill the herpes virus on contact. Medical studies and doctors claim that this is not possible. I am no expert on the topic, but after visiting several forums and reading the comments of people living with the virus, I decided to give it a shot. It comes in a little transparent bottle containing a blue liquid. As soon as I would feel an outbreak I diluted a q-tip with water and poured three or four drops directly on the q-tip. I would then apply it directly on the area where I would feel the outbreak coming up and place the q-tip firmly over it. When I had outbreaks, I would apply directly on the lesion. A word of warning for the faint of heart – this stuff stains. I mean it actually burns for a few seconds before the feeling subsides. Did it eliminate my outbreaks immediately? I would be lying if I told you it did. Here is what it did:
- Choraphor reduced the recovery time between outbreaks from two weeks to about two to three days;
- Choraphor reduced the frequency of outbreaks with every application.
I have gone for approximately 6 months without having an outbreak and have been under prolonged periods of stress and lack of sleep on several occasions. I am not sure if the effects will be long lasting or if Choraphor has eliminated the virus from my system. What I am sure of is that it has made dealing with this virus A LOT EASIER. I have actually been able to have a normal relationship without transmitting the virus to my partner.
By Noah Rider