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TO be clear, this poll refers to Herpes Virus Type 1 otherwise known… 
10th-May-2010 09:52 pm
Lisa Crazy
TO be clear, this poll refers to Herpes Virus Type 1 otherwise known as oral herpes or herpes of the mouth and NOT genital herpes (type 2)


Have you ever had a cold sore or fever blister?

Yes
34(35.8%)
No
51(53.7%)
Unsure
10(10.5%)

Are you aware that all cold sores/fever blisters are caused by the Herpes Virus?

Yes
87(91.6%)
No
8(8.4%)

Did you know that an estimated 80 percent of general population has the herpes virus but only 20 percent ever show symptoms?

Yes
49(52.7%)
No
44(47.3%)

Were you aware that most people have been exposed to the Herpes Virus (Type 1) before the age of 10?

Yes
37(39.8%)
No
56(60.2%)

Have you ever looked upon someone unfavorable because of a cold sore/herpes outbreak?

Yes
23(24.5%)
No
71(75.5%)
Comments 
11th-May-2010 03:26 am (UTC)
Both of my parents get cold sores, but I don't and neither does my sister.
11th-May-2010 08:58 pm (UTC)
Has it been that way since you were little?
11th-May-2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, always.
11th-May-2010 03:41 am (UTC)
The last question I answered yes to because I have before and it was worded with "ever." Queue middle school health class and learning that cold sores = herpes. I feel like an ass for honestly clicking yes, so I feel the need to defend myself. D:

Sorry, to anyone with cold sores, for my poor behavior as an assholeish preteen.
11th-May-2010 06:00 am (UTC)
that's the reason why i clicked yes too! at least we know otherwise now!
11th-May-2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Dude peeps, I just said in the poll that cold sores do equal herpes. It's a fact. But it's also a fact that almost everyone has herpes.
19th-May-2010 10:45 pm (UTC)
oh i know! i think what that person meant, and me too, that since we didn't know that pretty much everyone gets herpes, that when someone got a cold sore..we thought herpes..which then made us think the person was a skank lol. that was many years ago..i've obviously since learned that it's normal for it to happen and don't think that anymore.
20th-May-2010 02:42 am (UTC)
I used to think the same thing actually.
11th-May-2010 04:06 am (UTC)
Interesting little factoid: When I contracted chicken pox (varicella zoster, a herpes virus albeit a different type) as an adult some ten years ago, my doctor prescribed acyclovir, which is used to treat the Herpes Simplex 2 virus, to cut down on the duration of the infection. It actually worked.
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11th-May-2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Won't help anything!
12th-May-2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
I used to get cold sores all the time when I was little but I've not had one since that time; I'd say it's been over twenty years since I last had one.
13th-May-2010 11:24 am (UTC)
Same here. Especially after I saw my dad. I'd see him about one weekend a month, and if he ever had an outbreak while I was with him for the weekend I'd inevitably have one myself not long afterwards. Probably from sharing drinks, carmex, and getting smooches since I was a codependent little kid. =D

Oops, and ETA: I rarely ever get them anymore, but when I do it's basically always because I'm really, really ill.

Edited at 2010-05-13 11:25 am (UTC)
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