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aldavis33

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aldavis33

I have been married for 13 years and my wife just went to the doctor today because of a genital sore. They did nothing but look at it and told her she had Herpes. I have never had a break out of any sort. I do not believe she has ever cheated. I did within the last 3 years but was very careful. Could I have been a carrier and gave it to her with out showing signs myself?

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WarriorKing

It is very common for people to carry this virus and pass it to others unknowingly, as they have not had symptoms. 1 in 5 women carry genital herpes and 1 in 10 men carry it. Over 70 percent of the population carries oral herpes.

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aldavis33

They did not swab my partner, they just looked. Could it be misdiagnosed, or is it that obvious when it is Herpes?

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WarriorKing

It can certainly be misdiagnosed with a visual. A culture at the time of the blister is usually the best. But then there are blood tests that are herpes type specific that can diagnose.

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nobaddays

It is unfortunately more common than more people think. Good luck to you and your wife.

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midwest gal

I was just diagnosed with genital herpes after 7 years with my husband - neither of us have had symptoms in the past. My doctor did a swab culture to confirm that it was HSV1. I've read that it is very easily misdiagnosed without a swab or blood test, but my doctor was very confident as well before the results came back.

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