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diagnosed but unsure what to think. help?

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Today I went to urgent care with my fiance because I was having a painful rash "down there." The nurse immidiatly said "I am 90% sure you have genital herpes." She then proceeded to take a culture and said they would call me in 5-7 days and handed me a prescrption for valtrex.

My only problem is that my last sexual encounter, before my fiance, was 2 and a half years ago. I know I did not contract it from my fiance so it had to be that girl. Is 2 and a half years reasonable for a first outbreak? Could it possibly be something else?

Just need some informed opinions

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Hello coop and welcome. Visual diagnosis can be very unreliable and usually is, so you are best to wait for your test results to return. Firstly, can you be sure your fiance does not have herpes? In case you aren't aware, it is not included in the standard STD screening. It is just as likely that either your ex had it 'or' you previously had it yet you showed no physical symptoms up until recently. It is also not uncommon for the virus to lay dormant for month, years even decades sometimes. Best of luck with your results and if they turn out positive, you have found a great site for information and support.

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    • WilsoInAus
      You’re on the right track for sure. Did you get a swab of the lesions? Have you had an IgG blood retest for HSV?
    • amsb88
      I would like to hear from those who have genital hsv 1... I’m thinking that I have type 1 because the guy I believe gave it to me had cold sores.. or is this assumption wrong? What’s the chances of having type 2 from his cold sores? 
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    • Trace67
      LOL...............what a crock of shit! Lets get some of Rich Mancuscos magic minerals and some crystals to go with it.
    • smilingagain
      I am very sorry that you are feeling the way you do at this time.  I went through the full range of feelings and emotions you describe for more than 10X as long as you have (that's right over 30 years) .  I have no idea if what I am going to tell you will be of benefit but I have no doubt what soever that HSV2 has been eliminated from my life.    This happened several months ago.  How?  Through SCALAR ENERGY.  It is still hard for me believe at times that I am now free of it, but it's true. If you want to know more you should go to the website and read it all.  creativestrength.us  I have absolutely no connection to the good people at this site other than I am now totally well from the treatment (not expensive) and am telling my story in the hopes that the same will happen to them. 

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