Teenager with STD

Natasha - posted on 04/27/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My adopted son is 17 (18 in a few months). We found out about 6 months ago he has herpes. We were told that he's contagious when he's having an outbreak and have tried to get him to be more careful. He touches his siblings (who freak out), picks his nails and spits it on the floor, picks his nose and wipes it on the floor etc etc; mostly during an outbreak. It's like he's intentionally trying to give it to others in the house. His bio father (my husband) chooses to ignore it and doesn't help press the fact he has to be more clean. I'm at a loss. I want him to move out when he's 18. I'm really starting to hate him and that makes me sick to my stomach. I just don't know how to get him to stop being so dangerous and nasty.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/28/2014

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Well, if you did your research and have recommendations from the physician, then educate the rest of the family, and if your son cannot control his horrible hygienic habits, restrict him to his room with a coffee can to pee in.

I'm not saying there isn't a problem, but you're the only ones who can solve it, by using discipline, just as you have in every other step of raising your kids. Just because 'he's 17' doesn't mean that you can't enforce discipline.

Natasha - posted on 04/28/2014

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wow...I'm deleting this comment and my account.

He has the sexually transmitted version ... his ex-girlfriend has it as well. I did do my research and spoke with his doctor. It's called virus shedding which is what type 2 does and can be left on furniture and clothing and just about everything he touches when hes active.

I came her for help not condemnation. I made a mistake.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 04/28/2014

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A quick search reveals: http://www.webmd.com/genital-herpes/defa...

The internet, a wonderful tool.

Since you didn't specify type 1 or type 2, I've included a reliable link that discusses both.

Do some research. You may have even GIVEN the condition to your kid without knowing it yourself. My nephew is infected because his mother was a carrier.

Jodi - posted on 04/28/2014

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Im wondering what research she has done surrounding STIs. I'd suggest not a great deal.

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