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jimmyjam08

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jimmyjam08

So I've been thinking that i might be getting a cold sore but nothing obvious has come up. I used to date a guy that got 'em but avoided contact when he had 'em and now I'm seeing someone new who I thought could have it but also has really bad acne so it's hard to tell (doesn't look like herpes outbreaks I've seen before). My symptoms include slight pain and tingling, nothing's come up yet though. I have a doctor's appointment in ten days but I'll see my new sweetie in about half that time.

Do I tell him and avoid contact if I just have a feeling or what? I keep checking on my lip and it doesn't look any different, I just have that feeling. Anyway, I'm completely obsessed and really stressed out about it. What should I do in the meantime? Should I tell my partner my feelings before I get a confirmation?

I feel so gross and awful. Some kind words and encouragement would be much appreciated.

Thanks.:confused:

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    • WilsoInAus
      But you were probably also exposed to HSV-1,2,3,4,5,6ab,7,8. There are also about 80 other human viruses and you would have been exposed to a dozen of those. There are tens of different bacteria that also transmit during sexual activity. There are also hundreds of possible  causes generated with your body.  
    • RainyDay2
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    • WilsoInAus
      That’s incorrect for recent infections where it nears 100%. Those people have a positive swab.
    • WilsoInAus
      Herpes is not some default magic rabbit that comes out of the hat and makes sense out of the irrational.
    • MikeIke
      @RainyDay2 i am about to pull out the big bht guns. Hey if i can get rid of the symptoms forever and never blow positive, ill take it. My other thought was hpv but i know i was exposed. The last clinician i saw definitely thought my lip things looked herpetic and sajd she's seen urethral herpes before too.    Igg can be forever negative in some, i have heard hsv1 has less accuracy with igg
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