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amokwithit

Hey all! I'm new here!

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amokwithit

I recently discovered this site and couldn't be happier. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in the world with this (although we all know that isn't the case!). I have had herpes for 23 years and feel that this is not the worst thing in the world to have. Honestly, it hasn't really affected my life or relationships at all. For anyone who has recently been diagnosed, please do your homework and learn all you can about it. This does not define who you are or make you a bad person. Believe that. If anyone wants to chat, I'm here.

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unlucky4life

Thanks for your message. It made me feel better.

Do you know a lot about test results...I posted else where and nobody answered my question. I was positive 3 months ago for viral culture for HSV 1. I got a blood test too and it was negative. The MD figured it was new infection then since my body didn't have time to form antibodies. so, it's been like 15 weeks since my outbreak and I got reblood tested to confirm HSV-1 diagnosis and it's still negative as well as HSV-2. I'm confused. The test was IgG specific antibody to HSV1 and HSV2.

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amokwithit

I don't know much about the tests. My ex-husband failed to tell me he had it. I went to the doctor who looked at it and told me what it was. Had a blood test and was told I have herpes. I would go to another doctor and get tested again. This is not the thing you want to be unsure about. The more you know about it, the better off you will be.

Good luck!

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unlucky4life

You said it hasn't affected your relationships too much?? I am in midst of divorce and do have a boyfriend. I'm trying to live in the now. However, after my marriage failed, I realize you can't count on anything in life! And I do have a nice boyfriend (who possibly unknowingly gave it to me) He has HSV-1 of the mouth & that is what I have but down below. He tested positive for HSV-1 and has had cold sores years ago, but none recently. I'm frustrated because I was counting on the blood test to tell me when I got it. I haven't been intimate w/ my ex in over 6 months, and did have a fling between my boyfriend and him due to serious depression over the end of my marriage. I'm usually quite prudish and getting this devasted me. Especially since it coincided w/ my divorce. My husband did cheat (emotionally) and I'm not sure about physically .......but I wouldn't put it past him. He's a liar. So, basically I just feel like I'm trying to get over a marriage and was doing well and then three months later this hit me like a ton of bricks. I can't tell what upsets me worse. I do love my boyfriend, but not sure if it's forever...what is forever anymore ?, except apparently herpes. And I guess I need reassurance that even w/ a new relationship some day , someone won't think I'm a whore w/ this. I am not. And it really burns me up because I know so many promiscuous people who do not have it (or don't know it) and I had one fling and a new relationship in a short amount of time after years of being w/ the same man and being unhappy. And this is how I'm rewarded for finally not being a prude. I check myself constantly for sores, redness, etc. I also have OCD and was overcoming that & my divorce. I'm only 28. :( Thanks for listening.

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