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Hi all I’m a 29 year old nurse. I recently found out I have hsv1 genital from oral sex. This was with a long time male friend. Who may or may not have know ... but he has ignored every message and call since this happened so he has no idea that he has given this t my breakout is just clearing up from Valtrex. I feel gross I feel like my sec life and love life is over and it was something I enjoyed. I’m young I travel the world and I feel like now my chances of meeting the love of my life are over. I’ve been crying in and off even at work lately. Idk how to cope. Does anyone with hsv1 via genitals have advice.. I was so confused at first that hsv 2 came back negative because I thought hsv 2 was strictly genital and vice versa. Any advice, comfort or anything anyone could give me would be so appreciated, I’m very much alone and scared. Thank you ❤️
Has anyone had a better experience with Valcyclrovir rather than Acyclovir?? Have been wondering which seems to suppress the virus more effectively and have been thinking about switching to Valcyclrovir as I’ve read that it combats the virus better since it had a better bioavailability? Which seems to work for y’all??
https://imgur.com/a/hJ75U2g Hey guys this popped up out of no where about 3-4 weeks ago and hasn’t left. No real symptoms. I’m trying to figure out how to attach a photo but it says the resolution is too much off of my iPhone camera.. help please!
TwoCrescents posted a topic in Cold SoresHi everyone, I just joined, and I've been feeling incredibly hopeless. I don't know where else to post to talk about my herpes/ cold sores, but I really need help. I feel so lonely and depressed about this. I've had herpes for 4 years, and the first two years, I was able to sort of "tame" it. I would get the usual herpes on the lips, twice a year, and then I would wait for it to scab and fall off. But two years ago, I had an incredibly stressful argument with my mom. We were full blown screaming at each other, and she wouldn't leave me alone even after the argument was over, it was so, so bad. At that time, I was in the middle of an outbreak, but then the next day after our argument, another outbreak was forming on the other end of my lips. Even though I waited for both outbreaks to scab and fall off, they kept reoccurring (as a hard crust). I never was able to fix this, so for the next two years, I would wipe off the scabs and apply Aquaphor, a lip ointment all over my lips to keep the cold sores from scabbing and to hide my outbreak. If I leave my lips without the ointment, they do not seem to scab like normal. They don't form a hard crust, but instead sort of flake/ have a soft crust. Does anyone know what this means? I have a feeling this is very bad, as it would need to be a hard crust for the cycle to end. I've tried looking for answers all over, but I can't seem to find information about this. Anyways, fast forward about a month ago, I had my herpes spread outside of my lips, this is the first time I've had this happen! I went to get pills for this from my doctor, and my herpes would form a hard scab like normal within 4 days. But, the scabbing was so SO hideous and disgusting, and I had to go out in public (I have college)... so I picked it off early.... :( It left a red mark on my skin.... and I KNOW, I know that was a really bad decision! But I was praying the next time it scabbed, it would be less severe. Right now, my outbreak is still active. It's flaky and has a soft crust, and it won't seem to want to fall off! It's been almost a month since it first started, and there is no hard scab. Right now, I somehow got my herpes to spread on two other areas around my lips, but it just forms a soft crust instead. What do I do? Can someone please help me, I don't know what to do! I can't keep going to the doctor like this as it gets expensive.... Thank you so much for reading all this, and I'm so sorry if this all sounds disgusting.
last time i had sexual contact was 7 months ago . i took a herpes blood test 6 months after the act . the reason i done the test is because i had symptoms after a month after the sexual intercourse act . there was a bad rash on my penis genitals. which lasted a month roughly . when i done the test after 6 months i was tested negative for hsv 1 and hsv 2 . i also had it swabbed at a clinic and it came back negative when the first rash was showing . recently i became ill and had tonsilitis , swollen lympth nodes and tempratures , a rash has reappeared on my penis glands and under the foreskin can anyone explain what this rash is . it isnt itchy , it doesn't hurt either .
I just went to my obgyn and by looking at me is is 95% sure... I have herpes. Rewinding to when I met my partner. We'll call him Jay. He is am amazing, loving, outgoing and understanding man who treats me better than anyone I ever met. He treats me like a princess and loves to so hard. We waited a month after we started dating to have sex since we relaized that we loved each other and wanted to make is special. We said "I love you" two weeks in knowing each other. I've been with alot of guys but he is new and different and I know we both truely love each other. There were only two times we had unprotected sex. Fast forward three weeks after we started having sex. I was irritated between the space of my vagina and anus. Thought it was just hemeroids (seems like thats how it starts off for alot of people). Get Tucks and cream but it gets incredible worse. Some small sores spread to my anus and it was so fucking painful to even sit, walk, lay down... I finally was able to book an appointment with my obgyn (gotta get a new one since shes so unreliable). Told her the symptoms, she asked me if i had a new sexual partner, looks at me down there, swabs it, and tells me shes 95% sure. I go numb but keep it together as she tells me whats gonna happen, what to do, and how to treat outbreaks. When she's gone I immediately call Jay and he is devastated. He didnt even know he had it since he has never had any symptoms and he only had two sexual partners in the past. He felt so responsible that he could have done this to me. Sucks how guys dont know they have it until a partner has an outbreak. We are still together and plan on getting married within the next 2 years or so. But finding the one you want to spend the rest of your life with then finding out you both have herprs just isnt fucking fair. My parents dont know I want to marry Jay. My mom has been understanding but I'm horrified of telling my dad. Is he gonna see me as a herpes ridden whore; not his daughter? Jay doesn't know how he's gonna be able to look into my dad's eyes after he finds out. We just keep telling each other we're gonna get through this together. This truely shows what kind of man he is by being there for me like this. I know there alot more people out there who arent as lucky as I am, who dont have a supportive partner or parents, but this my story that I needed to get off my chest. Good luck to all you lovely people. Nothing but love to you all.
WildernessWoman88 posted a topic in Personal Experience with HerpesHey everyone! I've seen a various posts across various forums regarding disclosing (or not) and have seen a bit of a trend in people thinking that it's 'hard to pass' with one encounter (lol) condoms make it impossible to pass, blah blah blah. So let's just try to compile some short & sweet answers to some basic H transmissions stories and questions...Could be helpful in many ways to lots of people! 1. Did your giver: show symptoms / asymptomatic / disclose H to you? 2. Protected or unprotected? Oral/vaginal/anal? 3. How many encountrs with giver? (time frame of encounters ie. one weekend of several months?) 4. How were you diagnosed? (swab or blood test) 5. Are you a symptomatic carrier (showed signs ie. outbreak) or asymptomatic (never showed signs, diagnosed by blood work) 6. How long from sexual exposure did you start to show symptoms? 7. How long did your primary outbreak last? How frequent have your recurrences been? (ie. one a month/year?) 8. How long have you been H+? 9. Are you on antivirals only during outbreak or suppressive therapy? Or have you gone the natural route? 10. Words or wisdom/support for newbies? ********** I'll go first... 1. No visible signs of H. Asymptomatic carrier not diagnosed with at the time so no disclosure. 2. Unprotected vaginal/oral. 3. 2x in a weekend (Friday night and Sunday morning) 4. Positive swab test during terrify primary outbreak. 5. Symptomatic HSV2+ 6. Friday/Sunday sex; initial first symptoms started Tuesday and quickly got aggressive. (in hospital by next Sunday) 7. OB lasted a few weeks. Cleared up, then I had a couple minor recurrences due to alcohol in following weeks but MINOR in comparison (just more annoying not excruciatingly painful) still working through this ATM. 8. I was infected Mar9/18 - diagnosed with Mar23/18. 9. Antivirals during primary OB; lots of supplements and vitamins every day now and have changed my diet. 10. It does get better. Not back to normal better, but better. Take care of yourself and do whatever it needs for you to heal physically and emotionally. Find a good friend/family member/counsellor to confide in to help lessen the burden you are carrying. Get wine drunk with a friend and cry all night. Go to the top of a mountain and scream at the top of your lungs. Amazon shop till you max out your credit card buying things that make you happy. Hope this can help some peope! Love & light everyone! x
This is my second outbreak in more than four years apart from the first. Or at least that the symptoms are noticeable enough. The first time I was prescribed acyclovir but this time I was prescribed valacyclovir (generic for valtrex). I'm on my third pill and just developed a mild reddish rash not itchy in my forearms. Has anyone experienced something like this?
Hi guys I am worried if I got herpes. I have gone to the doctor and they have all said I am fine, I recently had Oral sex from a girl I met. I had it done two times. The first time I was fine and the next time, I felt pain in my urine. Uti tests and stds tests expect for Herpes was done and I was good. The pain went away but I have these red sores and I am confused if they are anything? The doctor said they are normal but I just want some feedback. Thank you guys please comment. My pictures are there https://ibb.co/mV8jbp https://ibb.co/jqnubp https://ibb.co/fGze99 https://ibb.co/dP6gNU https://ibb.co/m9Sz99 https://ibb.co/jcfK99 https://ibb.co/nbg4bp https://ibb.co/kxv82U https://ibb.co/enKCU9
I gave my partner oral herpes but I haven’t told him yet. I was just diagnosed 2 days ago. A little background, I’m a normal 20 something year old. I have been having sex with my partner for about 7 months now. When we first started messing around it was more so of a thing that “just happened” (protection was used) around this time he was also talking to another girl as well. We eventually just started hanging out more and we got closer. We’re together all the time, even though we never actually said we were boyfriend and girlfriend. Back in june I was raped by my boss ( he didn’t use protection) I told my partner and we’ve been working through the problem together. My roommate also told me after 2 months of living together that she has type 2 herpes. I was only frustrated with her because she didn’t tell me before we moved in. Not that it would have changed anything, just that I would have taken better precautions because we share practically everything. I was open with him about me feeling sore down there before I went for a check up. We both thought that I just had gotten a cut from rough sex. He performs oral on me often and he told me how he saw the “cuts” as well but he still proceeded to perform oral a little until i told him it felt too uncomfortable. After that incident we haven’t been having sex until I felt better. (I’m pretty sure that’s the moment I passed my virus on.) I took it upon myself to look at my “cuts” in a hand mirror and it looked too serious to just be from rough sex. I’m not sure if my roommate, him, or my rapist passed it on or maybe I have had it and not known. I just really don’t know how to tell him. The hardest part about having this is that I can pass it on. I just feel so low. And now all I can think about is my rapist and how he could have possibly gave it to me. I ruined my partners life and I’ve been trying to build the courage to tell him.
I'm freaking out, I must be such a horrible person. It was a little over a year since I've be in any kind of relationship or had sex. Recently, things got heated with a guy and I. For various reason I solely wanted a physical affair. But now I feel like I made yet another mistake. We did not have intercourse because we didnt have condoms. We did fool around and he gave me oral sex. I'm freaking out because I have HSV2. I'm scared with him giving my oral sex I've passed the virus on to him. We havent spoken since that night which is another reason why I'm so distraught over this. Any thoughts? Please, also, dont judge me. I have yet to come to terms with myself in telling ANYONE that I live with this virus. I dont know how I'll ever have a regular relationship or fall in love. I just need a little light shed, if any..
Hello everyone, I am curious to know what is going on with me. I tested positive for hsv1 about a year ago when i went in for a std check just cuz i was curious, which is no big deal. My docs and I believe it to be oral and i dont think my body is that amazing at suppressing this either if i did have it in the genitals since im also a chain smoker (my immune system sucks), and when i was a kid i remember having sores in my mouth that burned and stung like crazy. Also my family gets cold sores every once in a while. But something odd happened and im just curious. my gf and i are doing long distance. she came to visit me for a week in aug where we basically had sex everyday, twice a day. oral, vaginal and anal, all unprotected. Please dont try to convince me that my gf is also cheating. Anyways, a little after she left back in august i switched to E-ciggs and have been smoking that a lot to the point where i had cotton mouth and dehydration. When i pee in the morning it would hurt a bit, nothing crazy, mostly since pee is concentrated in the morning. A week later while playing computer games, it was really hot and humid and i had an itch on my scrotum. I guess i was really frustrated i lost the game so i took it out on my itch by pulling the skin through my boxers and i was left with an abrasion that my doctor took a look at the very next day. My doctor told me it was a simple abrasion and if more pop up or doesnt heal within a few days then come back. well, in about 2 to 3 days it healed up with no scab. After two weeks and still having some burning urination, i still masturbated thinking it was nothing. While masturbating I guess i didnt want to finish and i squeezed my penis while it was on the verge of ejaculating and my cum went up and down and then i shot. It left this throbbing feeling in my urethra, and again thought nothing of it and went to sleep. The next day my urethra was super itchy, it was for a few days until i had white discharge. Got seen by a urologist and my test came out as negative, nothing and said it was NGU. I asked my gf to take an std test and she did. She was positive for HSV 1 IGG and also had BV ( common in women), ureaplasma urealyticum, and mycoplasma hominis. I found out through some research and my urologist that it can cause ngu and rarely/uncommon for ngu to be caused by herpes and i dont think it was in my urethra otherwise i would be in extreme pain. I also had Ureaplasma U back when i was in Korea and took two weeks of doxcy. my urologist gave me 7 days of doxy, while taking the doxcy it took about four to five days for my symptoms to clear up, but i still had some burning urination. I also still dry masturbated and felt some friction burns under the helmet of my penis next and thought nothing of it and took a shower. I used this exfoliating soap by dove that contained micro beads( at the time i didnt know), lathered it in my hands and washed my penis with it, which afterwards my penis helmet was pink and had some bumps and a cool burning sensation. This was gone the next day after flushing it with cold water. But stupid me i kept masturbating and it really irritated my penis. I feel like the soap stripped my penis of its natural oils and dried out my skin. But somehow i didnt feel like the doctors were helping me. So after a full blood test for HIV, HSV 1 & 2 IGG, hep B, C, and syphilis, all negative except hsv 1, after 6 weeks. and seeing 5 general doctors, PCP, and 2 urologists that tell me im fine and its friction burn and burst blood vessels under the helmet of my penis, which are called petechiae( not too sure), im going nuts. Im hyper aware of every little movement thats going on down there and its driving me crazy. Also i used this lube from tenga (sex toy company) and a fleshlight so i dont dry masturbate and it seemed to have made it worse. does any of this or these symptoms say i have ghsv1? I do have some burning every now and then and some pee that hurts every now and then, (still didnt give my penis a break from masturbating btw) but i dont know if this is all in my head or just something else. My doctor and a friend who has hsv tell me you would definitely know if you have it in your urethra and herpes arent going to stay teeny tiny there going to swell and cluster. I also am fully aware of some of the symptoms hsv cuz of a scare that happened a few years ago and i did some crazy research and went to about 12 different doctors, which ended with i just tore some skin off my penis while pulling off the condom. Could these broken blood vessels be the cause of my burning sensation near the tip of my urethra or under the glans? does herpes have pain for a few hrs and no pain for a few hrs? cant seem to pin point where the actual pain is coming from. Is this contact dermatitis or allergic? also the glans of my penis seem to be pretty red, or from what i see but my doctors say im fine. please help me, its driving me insane. just to add, i didnt have flu symptoms, no initial out break ever or so i recall, maybe a pimple or two in my pubic hair area, which actually looked like a pimple and went away in a week. i was cold but not to the point where i was shivering, i guess its due to my anxiety and stress and i check my penis like every day or so, did have back pain in my buttocks and behind my knee, but i sit in this cross leg position dont want to be sexist but how usually women sit with there legs crossed, for hrs. also no blisters or sores other than that one abrasion which healed up and never came back and broken blood vessels that look like red dots examined by the doctor, i mean its tiny tiny purple dots. Sorry, one more thing i also did a urethra swab but apparently the doctor who did it, said it was the wrong one after a few days, but by then i didnt have symptoms since the doxcy cleared it up. that urethra swab was extremely painful and pee that came afterwards was nothing ive felt before. it was worse than breaking your collar bone. Male in my late 20s. thanks guys!
Dear all, first of, i’m thankful I found this website. I’ve been diagnosed with genital warts a few months back since April and it hasn’t been pleasant. As I was doing my treatment for genital warts, immediately as I went home I realised some small bumps which then immediately turned into huge yellow ulcers that really hurts like shit. Hence I went back to my doctor the next day and she was surprised as well, 1. Is there a chance of contacting genital herpes from oral sex? 2. I do not have any blisters Nor rashes but these sores does hurts and pee-ing is just terrible, it burns so much. 3. How do one survive with being diagosed with herpes? 4. Any chances of soothing the huge sores that i’ve have? 5. I’ve been given some anti-vira medication, any idea how Long does the outbreak takes? 6. Does that means there’ll be no more unprotected sex from now on as I might pass this virus to my partner? 7. Pretty sure I’ve gotten it from this Australian guy, but I haven’t been able to tell him to go for a check up and all. Please feel free to give me suggestions and ideas on this thread as i’m In a lost now and have completely no idea what’s the next step. I can’t seem to upload the photos of the sore here, so if anyone could help, please let me know as i’m Desperate to clear the pain.
Wondering if anyone in Brooklyn is interested in chatting? Meeting up? Or just share info about OB management, lifestyle tips, support groups etc. I'm brand new to this & looking for some connections to help me (& others like me) not feel so alone.
So I have been diagnosed with Ghsv 1 and I was wondering far as sex goes should I use condoms for now on ? I know I shouldn’t have sex during any breakout of course. But after everything heals (far as breakouts) will I still need a condom ? Can I still receive oral or what? I tried looking up things online far as Ghsv 1 goes but didn’t get the answers I was looking for.
My boyfriend and I had semi rough sex about 4 days ago. After the 3rd day I had some pretty bad pain, swelling, itchiness, light bleeding and pain when urinating. I’ve also noticed I have to go pee a lot more. On the fourth day it felt a little better, not as bad pain when urinating or none at all, the pain and itch isn’t as bad and swelling is gone but I still took a look and found these white circles with redness around them, they’re the only thing that hurts now besides urinating. I still have to go pee a lot though unfortunately, and the bleeding has increased a little. They’re on the vaginal opening and there’s multiple ones. That’s the only place where they are and I’ve never experienced anything like this before! Could this be herpes or from the friction? I would love to post a picture but every picture I take is too big to post
The doctor couldn’t tell me for sure and I’m still waiting for the results. I had unprotected sex with a new partner about five days ago. Three days after I woke up with these red spots everywhere. If anything they’ve gotten smaller. There’s no pain/discharge and only minor itching and irritation of my foreskin. What do you think? https://imgur.com/a/sccIpuE
Hi guys, I'm so glad I found this forum again and that there is a section called 'Rant and Rave' because I think that's all I need to do really. Some insight and education in your responses would be useful though :-) So...lately I've been run-down, stressed with work and general life. I've been trying to rest but it's been tough of late. Only in the last year since I started my own company have I had coldsores appearing on my lips, I've had 4 in total now and they come pretty big. Recently on and off I have taken Acicolvir tablets thinking to myself 'I know I'm run down, a coldsore might come' but then it's hard to know when to start/stop taking them? Usually I'll take them for about 7 days, a coldsore doesn't come, so I stop. Anyway, I was taking the tablets for about 5 days after I took some time off work with what I thought was tonsillitis. The doctor gave me some antibiotics too and I continued taking the Aciclovir too but not for the past 2-3 days after the antibiotics finished and I managed to just feel well enough to go to a festival with a friend. Low and behold, this morning my throat started feeling sore again and then on the train on my way home, all of a sudden this white spot appeared on my top lip and it's only since I've actually got home that I've noticed a couple of other spots next to it and now this is looking quite familiar. I guess it's a coldsore :-( This is tough, considering I just about got over what I thought was tonsillitis and I just really don't need this right now. In past experience it takes about 2-3 weeks to clear completely! So...I have a lipzor machine, which cost me a lot of money (no idea if it actually works), I've been using that on it, I've also applied some zovirax I have left over, I now have a patch on it for when I got to sleep, I've taken 2 aciclovir tablets, 2 x lycine tablets, 1 x echinecea tablet and that's it. I've read up on all the things to do but it would be good to know if anyone has any advice as to what to do at this really early stage. I also wonder if perhaps this was never tonsillitus and maybe antibiotics was the wrong thing to take? Can the virus come out with swollen tonsils too?
Hello, About 3 weeks ago I began my relationship with my new sugar daddy. Unfortunately I jumped the gun and had sex with him before he could get tested. It was unprotected. I asked him shortly after to get tested and I'd do the same. My appointment is this week but lately ive been have been experiencing some pain, burning and itchiness with white/clear discharge(thin). Also, I have some signs of irritation like small white/clear bumps(see pictures) around my vulva and labia. I asked him about his sexual history and he also said he'd gone to be tested recently and he was clean. But now I'm nervous, I have a girlfriend and we have sex pretty often and I don't want to give her a yeast infection but i definitely don't want to give her herpes. Please help. Does it look like a start of an outbreak or am I just being paranoid? Thanks in advance!
Cloudyrain posted a topic in Just signed up? Say hello here!So I’ve noticed some Orange like bumps in the back of my throat. I’ve searched images and so many relate to pharyngitis and many other people say they have it too and it’s normal. Thing is I’ve never thought of it as an issue until after my first time giving oral to my ex, I started over thinking and then started to over examine my throat and noticed these bumps. Can anyone assure me if it is herpes or I’m just going crazy? Lol. That would help a lot. I know no one here is a doctor but anything helps. Heres some info: my ex I was with for about 3 months. knew him for a year before. He is the first person I’ve ever done oral with. I’ve never even had sex before this to be honest. I’m in some terms a “Virgin” still. Anyways after I gave oral, I noticed he had a bump on his penis. I asked him what it was and he said it’s been there as long as he can remember. So I let it pass my mind but I don’t know anymore. I let my panic get to me once I saw these bumps.
Hello I recently had protected sex with someone. A few hours after I noticed two pimples and another small spot. I popped the pimples but now I have three bumps on my penis. I don't know what they are. They don't hurt and they're not lesions but they're something. I dont know if these are infected fordyce (from the condom/friction) or if it's herpes. I'm out of state so I can't even get tested for a week max.
I just had a good with a lady , who we had before , but she called to tell me a week ago she had just been diagnosed with HSV .... I have never had any symptoms and have had blood done that says negative within last 6months. We had rough sex and I am uncut... Sometimes when it is dry I have had before little paper cuts/tears from the friction.... That is what I assumed I had now, there was a tear immediately after we had sex in this one spot on my foreskin and I thought nothing about it besides that it hurt and seemed like a bad one.... It has been about a week and is still there with slight pain but not as bad as it was, I have had sex again one time which made it open a little further.... But after this phone call I am freaking out now and don't know how I could have gotten. It but she is saying she thinks it was from me. This is the tear today so a week after, and this is the only spot that I have or could even be in question.... Does this look like HSV? .... I had another blood and swab but the rest results are not back......https://unsee.cc/15a2b16d/ ...... Thanks for anyone's opinions .
Hello! So I have been having minor UTI symptoms that come and go. A little urgency to pee. But nothing crazy uncomfortable. And a small tingling feeling in the vagina. That comes and goes. Again nothing that causes me to wanna take meds. I got tested for UTI, and it was negative. Than I noticed this in the shower this morning. It doesn't itch or hurt. Just a little sensitive to the touch. Its on the right side of the area where the anus and vagina meet. Please! help would be greatly appreciated
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