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Gurlshocked25

Hi everyone. New to the site

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Gurlshocked25

Soo basically today has been a loong day. I just found out that I got herpes from my boyfriend. We have been together for over three years and never did I think he had herpes. In the case he didn't know either. But I'm sooo upset. I feel like my life Is kind of screwed up now. I really don't know what to do or handle this:( it's very upsetting.

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Butterfly of the Moment

Hello there, you will get through this...at least you are not going through this alone as some people on here haven't told anyone, doesn't know who they got it from, or their lover bales on them and they have to deal with this alone. It's hard to be alone with this stigmatized disease...luckily I have a man in my life that supports me and loves me...it was difficult at first for me to come to terms with this...it's the mental part that bothered me but there have been instances in the day where I don't think about having herpes and that's a big thing for me...remember you are not alone and a significant portion of the population are carriers of the virus...this is not a "rare" condition...

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    • valleynovascotia
      Any advice on on how i can change the way she thinks of her insecurities in the event I ever see her again or hang out with her or do you guys think that it's better too just walk away. The truth is though i never met another girl like her before and she was fine with me having herpes i could tell by the she reacted too it . How do you change the way someone views them self that has low self esteem. 
    • WilsoInAus
      Note @Asr624 that an IgM result does not confirm a herpes diagnosis. Was the rash swabbed as well?
    • LiveLife100
      Yes it's entirely possible that he didn't know and just now gave it to you. I've been with my husband almost 19 years and he was recently tested and is still negative. It's still possible of course that I could give it to him at any point. Sounds like you have a strong marriage and there is no reason this needs to be an issue other than a minor annoyance. I have 2 healthy children and have had no related medical issues due to HSV.
    • Hellothere123
      I have been with him and didn’t tell him and now I can’t tell him because I know it would ruin any chance of reconciliation. I don’t want to live with this and I don’t want to live without him 
    • Asr624
      I am so sorry that happened to you. No one deserves that. Praying for you. 
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