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Denise 07

Confirmed HSV 1&2 now what?

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Denise 07

I just got my blood test results back from last Tuesday when I saw my OB dr and it's been confirmed that I have both 1 and 2 and my husband has 1 and was negative for #2. I guess the #1 was from and old infection which would explain from my past since my husband was a virgin when we met. However, the #2 I have is a new infection and that boggles me because I've been faithful and my husband swears he has to and I believe him so how did this happen? This just depresses me so much but I guess what's done is done. How do we go about having a normal sex life again? Do we need to use protection even though we are in a fully committed relationship? Do I still need to take anti-viral meds? I never dreamed in a million years that we would be facing and STD after being together for 19 years and married for 13 of those years with two children. This is so unfair! Thanks for any advice you may have for me!

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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
      The sad part is I was exposed to HSV 2 so judging by what information Im told, If I had herpes mine would almost definitely show up on an IGG test by now.  Supposedly I’d have less than an 8% chance of it not showing up on a blood test. All I can do is go off the information Im given.   My thing is this: I need to know what is causing this.  If the medical world wants to tell me that I dont have herpes, fine.  What is it that I have then? And how do I get rid of it? Otherwise, being negative for herpes means nothing to me.  Because Im still positive for something, and they cant even figure out what the hell it is! Because my body definitely changed after I was exposed to it.  
    • 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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