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Hello all,

I am going to the Dr tommorrow to get the results from the culture that the Dr took from a large rash/bump on the tip of my, well ya know. He said he feels pretty sure that it is GH and I guess I will find out sure tommorrow. Oddly enough, he gave me a blood test back in APril when I first had an outbreak and I tested positive for HSV-1 but not 2, so therefore he did not initally think it was herpes. I had some sores on me for months at a time, almost back to back.

I thought that outbreaks only lasted for up to 2 weeks at a time, not 2 months?!?

I dont know what to do because I am so nervous about people finding out. I have an entertaiment job that forces me to shower and change with my coworkers and I am so afraid of them seeing the H or noticing my changed behavior in the changing room, I DONT KNOW what to do!

Any comfort, advice, ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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HSV-1 is herpes... and it's possible that you have HSV-1 (which is oral) in your genital area.

I have no idea why one person's OB last longer than the other...

I'm having one evey other week right now myself..

Welcome to the site,

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Hi and welcome

If you look through the posting, everyone's obs are different, so there is no way of knowing how long they will last.

I have GHSV 1, from oral sex.

Good luck with the results.

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