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  • HCM and Herpes

    This may seem strange but was wondering if anyone with HCM has ever had contact with Herpes. I recently began a new relationship with a terrific woman who disclosed her case of herpes simplex 1 which is the oral type but she has the breakouts in her genital region. I have told her I have unobstructed HCM and also have an ICD. That does not seem to bother her but knowing my heart and it's sensitivity to the smallest things I'm having a hard time getting past her STD and the effect it may have on me if I contract it. I've done loads of research like most HCM'ers do but I can't find anything in regards to heart disease and herpes. I realize this is a sensitive matter for everyone who has it but was hoping someone could give me some insight regarding complications with it and people like ourselves with HCM.

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    Re: HCM and Herpes

    I've never heard of any correlation between the two, but some with HCM do seem to be more susceptible to illness than others. However, as you'll read a lot on here, everyone is different. You should talk to your doctor to see if you would be at more risk than others.

    Reenie
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      Re: HCM and Herpes

      you may want to check out a herpes support board and find out if anyone there have similar concerns.

      also, you should be taking the same precautions with her regardless of your health status. latex, latex, and latex. gloves, dental dams, and condoms should all be used in the appropriate locations.

      take care,

      sarah

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