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First I just wanted to say 'Thank you.' to whomever created this site, I was diagnosed a few days ago and I have been so worried about finding a safe place to discuss everything.

I'm 19 years old and I haven't gotten my test results back yet but I was visually diagnosed with my first outbreak of genital herpes..I knew something was wrong when I went in for an exam earlier in the month and I almost cried when the speculum was inserted. There's just no way it was supposed to hurt THAT BAD..Long story short, I had a pretty aggressive yeast infection..but the doctor didn't realize I had other cash and prizes lurking in that area as well..

Low and behold over the next couple of days I was the proud owner of several terrible blisters.

I'm on a ten day course of Acyclovir and I plan on trying to get Valtrex as soon as I possibly can to prevent future outbreaks.

I cried when I found out because of the shock, but I'm not feeling sorry for myself. I was careful and I have realized that with so many of the population walking around with either HSV1 or HSV2, I am not alone. The stigma is wrong and people with the virus aren't JUST like the average person..we ARE the average person..well..1 out of 5 at least..

I'm here for support for the painful aspects that I haven't yet been able to fully face.

I'm also hoping to find a support system for when I'm feeling a particularly rough outbreak. I've been in some pain lately that is just terrible.

Thankfully my mother, my aunts (who are like my sisters) and my best friend are being supportive and they are there when I need them..I just feel as though they can't really relate tp certain things..

Such as ..why I'm so careful about sitting down fast..and I constantly carry a large glass of water with me when I have to pee. (Ladies...you know what I mean)

Hopefully this post wasn't too long winded and some of you out there are willing to be buddies with me.



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Welcome to the 'club', I have been a member many years and it has not stopped me from doing anything or anyone I wanted.

Where in CA do you live? There are many nice support groups out there. This site has a list. On the right on the list of links, click on "Herpes Support Groups" to find 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 live in the bay area, but I'm not looking for a group to go to, just more like an online place where I can say my piece every now and then or rant when the time comes.

I do appreciate your reply


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