L-Lysine is utilized by the body in building new tissue.
It also helps the body's protective substances such as enzymes and antibodies.
In these cases, the condom is of little help, if any.
In fact, condoms and foams should not be relied upon when herpes sores or symptoms are present.
Some contraceptive foams contain ingredients (such as nonoxynol-9) that kill the herpes virus and other STDs in test tubes.
They are best used along with condoms, not in place of condoms.
Lysine helps prevent the herpes virus from growing.
Lysine is also very effective taken prior to activities which trigger outbreaks such as partying and drinking alcohol, sun exposure, stress, and binging on chocolate or nuts.
However, it is important to point out that your partner may not know he or she has herpes since symptoms of herpes may not show up on everyone.
He had been infected as a teenager and was used to managing outbreaks and mixed reactions from partners, which explains why he was so patient with me.
The fact that he'd been honest about this pretty major thing before we'd even met was a testament to how trustworthy he was, and maybe because of that, I continued to pursue him.
A week went by, and we continued to abstain from sex, although we were seeing each other almost daily at this point. I already knew I had HSV I — typically expressed orally as cold sores on the mouth — but my partner wasn't sure if he had HSV I or HSV II.
As a woman with a deep-seated fear of HIV and plenty of education on the subject, I realized that I hadn’t spent much time studying the ramifications of the herpes simplex virus (HSV). A common misconception is that HSV I is exclusive to the mouth and HSV II is exclusive to the genitals.