Ok. I'm getting less depressed about having it but still sucks. I think I'm in the acceptance stage of grief. I'm still feeling hopeless about a future love life though. But I've read that even gets better so I will see. Thank you for your help.
So just this week I was diagnosed with herpes. I worked in gyn for many yrs so I was familiar with the rash as soon as it occurred but it was my first outbreak. I am literally heartbroken. Im not sure how or when I contracted it. They did not do a swab test yet bc I went to the ER (it was painful) bc I could not get an appointment with my PCP till monday. It is on the inside of the R cheek of my buttocks and I'm really not sure how it ended up there out of all place. I'm angry, upset, frustrated, wondering how condoms could have even helped me ( obviously didn't) in this situation. I could just really use support. How do I tell future partners I have herpes? In a long term relationship with someone who may not have it would we ever be able to have unprotected sex? Im just overwhelmed and have so many questions.
Oh ok. So then there's no chance I don't have it then. I got confused by some of things I've read about the tests and results. So since the IGM was negative that means it's a resent infection correct? It is from my ex I know but I just want to make sure I'm understanding correctly.