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I Am An 18 Year Oldd Female & Was Recently Diagnosed With Herpes About 3 Months Ago . & Ever Sinmce Then Life Has Changed For Me . iFeel Like Im The Only One Who DealsWith It & iCant Seem To Come To Terms To Accept This . . Going /through This ALonee Also Sucks So iWas Hoping To Findd Peoplee Who iCould Relatee To On Here & Help Me To Better Cope , Deal & Live With This .

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I know this may be hard to believe, but it will get better. I have had this a long time and it means nothing to me. It has not stopped me from doing anything or anyone I wanted.

There are a few support groups in Jersey, hopefully there is one near you. The one here in the ATL really helped me out when I was newly diagnosed. On the list of links on the right click on "Herpes Support Groups" to see the list.

Come to the Chat Room, there you will find many nice Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!


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i just found out today i contracted the virus.... i cant stop crying, it is very overwelming.... i dont know how i got it b/c i was tested a few months ago and was clean..... and now i have a boyfriend who i'm afraid i'm going to loose b/c of this and i dont what to do..... so no, you are not alone in this.....

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Hi, I feel the same way as you I just recently found out the news and the doctors were not forsure but saId by my female examination that they were pretty positive. I feel really dumb and stupid for doing this to myself but I like to have someone to talk to.

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i just found out two days ago. and im so scared about people accepting me for me. even finding somebody. im only 17 but i feel like my lifeis going down hill now. what do i do?

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Like JB said it will get better. I was diagnosed with both oral and genital herpes when I was 18 and I was a single parent to a 9 month old so dealing with being a teen mom and then having herpes sprung on me at only 18 was a lot to deal with. I remember making the comment the only way life could get any worse was if I became paralyzed. I had a made a big mistake of going online looking up information and yes sometimes the net can be helpful but sometimes it can feed you a load of crap that is not true so I was scared to death until I went to my doctor and she told me herpes was not a big deal.

Many people do not even look at herpes as an STD, they look at it as more of a skin condition, that's what I look at it as and at 23 I have never had a guy reject me because of it.

As JB said there may be a support group near you and there are plenty of people to talk to on here about it. It really does help knowing people going threw the same thing you are. It helps you not feel different and know you are not alone in dealing with this

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hey, I'm from NJ, too. I'm a 17 yr old girl, and I just got tested for it, so we're not absolutely sure if I have it or not, but the doctors are pretty sure I do. I agree, it's so hard to cope with and I feel like no one is here for me, not even my family. The one guy whose really here for me is the boy I've been with for about 3 years. He's at risk now, too, but even if he doesn't have it he said it won't change anything between us.

I hope he means it.

Does anyone else deal with insanely bad pain? I can't even sleep at night... I need some advice! I can't even walk right either... how much longer do I have to deal with this?!

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      Hi @Throwaway765 yes that all makes sense and you’ve pretty well reached the right conclusions except for a very significant fact!! You are right, receiving genital HSV-2 from oral sex is unheard of, just not feasible given how people have it and whether it actually sheds in infectious quantities or not. Safely rule this out. Now HSV-1; once you have this as you do orally, you have immunity against infection anywhere else on the body, it is also not feasible.  The symptoms you describe are also not related to herpes in the absence of lesions.
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      Thanks for your response! I received unprotected oral 10 weeks ago and immediately after had stinging in my glans and weird nerve pain. I am positive for HSV1 due to cold sores I got as a child, but as recent as 9 weeks after this exposure have tested negative for HSV2.    im nervous that I may have acquired hsv1 again on my genitals since HSV2 is rarely acquired from oral sex and doesn’t shed hardly at all, but haven’t seen any sores yet. Just weird symptoms and this started recently in my buttcrack when I was taking antibiotics.   Any advice or perspective would be greatly appreciated. @WilsoInAus
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      Hi @Throwaway765 and welcome. There is absolutely no concern over this being related to herpes. Something must be concerning you as to the possibility of herpes… what is it? 
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      @CHTany thoughts? Thanks!
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