Herpes through the Ages

Chat with other people with herpes in your age group to help relate.


  1. Teens

    Connect here with teens and young adults. Tell us what you're up to, ask questions and get help in moving forward.

  2. 20's

    If you are in your 20's please come on in and say hi! Talk about dating, meeting people, friends and other challenges of our generation.

  3. 30 sumthings

    If you are in your 30s and want to talk to others of the same age group please make a post here. We would love to meet you!

  4. 40+ crew

    This is a forum section specifically for the more mature folks in here. Chat about whatever you like and get to know some of our wise old members.

  5. 55+ years wise

    This is the senior 'distinguished' section of our Herpes Support Forums. Post a message and say hi!

  6. Support Buddies - Where are y'all from?

    Connect with peeps in your region and help others realize that no-one is alone with herpes.

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    • K_Sock
      @_Garden_girl You got to do what you need to do! It does sound like he knew he had it and took no precautions at all to protect you and that's very very fucked up! You have every right to be mad as hell..If he knew that he had it then it really is nothing short of sexual abuse to lie and not wear a condom. In my opinion, what he did is worse than stealthing as you did not consent to the risk of hsv (again, if he knew he had it). You do sound very level-headed and I would certainly encourage you to be composed. As you said, confronting him isn't going to change your diagnosis, but it may prevent it from happening to someone else...and more importantly, people who do bad things need to be held accountable and he should know what he did was wrong.  I rambled a bit...but say what you need to in order to move-on.  I'm sorry you're in this situation. You'll be fine
    • MoniqueLow
      Yeah, we're about to kill ourselves as our physical and emotional pain torture us every day while solution could be close... It's all about money after all and our governments don't care. Frustrating! http://aurx.com/2016/10/05/hello-world/  
    • K_Sock
      The igG used to be very suspect and still seems to get it wrong many times. Certainly the survey parts are almost completely unreliable. Never said 1% prevalence...I'm not going to guess.. My point on this thread is only that it's silly to think that prevalence can be so high (on this thread some suggest everyone has genital hsv) and yet transmission so low (it's suggested transmission can be as low as 1% a year above).  They don't want to misestimate. Welcome to humanity where much is uncertain and many errors are made! We all can. 
    • Malcolm
      My quality of life has been demolished. We now have to bear through the rest of our life with no prospect of escaping it. Every morning the first thing I think about is HSV, as I feel burning aching pain. It robs you of laughter, love, motivation,and any hope for a better future to work towards. Everything I do now, I'm teased of what I could have enjoyed if I didn't have this.
    • WilsoInAus
      Extremely unlikely that he would become infected from the activity you describe. Essentially zero chance. 
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