After my last post I did a google search on betaine hcl and herpes and found one person that said this
Quote: ...worked hard at correcting PH issues, totally changed my lifestyle (this was in 1986) In the years since then outbreaks have faded except during stressful times (stress causes more acid PH) and are easily corrected. I added betaine HCL as a digestive aid and my outbreaks suddenly ceased altogether.
Maybe I have stumbled onto something and the betaine hcl will work just as good as the monolauren. Definitely going to quit the monolauren for a while, while still taking large doses of collagen peptides and betaine hcl, though I will go back on the monolauren at the first hint of an outbreak coming on...
WISH ME LUCK and like Trump says "well see how it goes"! Don't want to get my hopes up too much but I got a really good feeling about this!