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BeantownBeauty

so i went to the dr. today. It was a walk in clinic I was going in to get tested for a UTI. I told him I had hsv-1. He asked me "on the lips?" And I said no and pointed "down there." He says to me "that means you have type 2."

He's wrong...right? I was told last year by PP that I had type one.

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catiesmom

He's wrong. Some doctors are misinformed and believe that type one can ONLY be found on the mouth, and type 2 ONLY on the genitals. They are wrong, and with the prevalence of the practice of oral sex these days, it's becoming more common to see type 1 genitally and sometimes type 2 orally.

Print off some literature from here or the CDC or somewhere and take it to him. Maybe he won't make that mistake with his next patient!

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bluefrog

I am so glad my doctor is knowledgable regarding hsv.

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BeantownBeauty

Im never going back there again. I don't want someone looking after my health if they don't seem to know much about something I'm living with every day.

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