I know everyone knows that garlic helps w/HSV but it never worked for me until I came across a website saying that the chemicals in garlic break up after 1 hour of being releasd. So it dawned on me that this may be the reason it has never worked. So I ran and bought some garlic, cut it open, and squeezed some oil on the outbreak. I am AMAZED! 3 hours later the sores were practically invisible and this morning I did it again and now I see NOTHING! I do have sensitivity there still but I am nothing short of amazed. And the best part, it didn't even hurt. I know everyone is different so it may or may not work for you, but give it show, it can't hurt (well maybe it can). Oh, and also, I have been downing L-Lysine every 3 hours as well.