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Hey everyone, my names Darnell, and I just found out that I have the oral herpes virus. I don't know what's up with me. I am just not taking it hard. Like I don't feel an emotion when I think about. Is this shock? Went to the doc and he prescribed Zovirax and I started to apply asap. Tell me what you think is up with me. Have any of you responded in a similar manner?

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Hello Darnell and welcome to you. Everyone reacts differently when being diagnosed. Oral herpes being cold sores is usually taken better than being told one has genital herpes. Just go with how you feel. If you aren't upset or bothered by it then all the better for you! It will help you in the future to not be too stressed about anything as stress can be a trigger. Look after yourself in general - eat well, exercise and get lots of sleep. This will keep your immune system strong which is one of our best defences. If you get your outbreaks on your lips, you might also like to buy a lip balm with SPF.

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I've gotten cold sores every few years since my teens. They have had no effect on my life, besides some discomfort every once is a while. Of course, I would avoid physical contact while a sore is active, but is there really any one out there that has not had a cold sore?

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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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      @WilsoInAus saw you responded to others, would appreciate any thoughts.
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