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FirstOB

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FirstOB

So I just got diagnosed with herpes this past week and am going through my first outbreak. I will find out on Tuesday which type but I'm certain it's 2.

I'm really mad about herpes and not only because I just got diagnosed. It seems like there's not enough real, true and proven facts about herpes! It's very frustrating. It's hard to believe you can contract something when your partner doesn't even show symptoms or even know you have it because you don't show symptoms!

More research needs done and a cure needs found! :(

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JayRDubayou

I agree a cure needs to be found...its not like its CANCER or something like that ..every other STD has a cure..why not herpies???

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cassper

I agree that there needs to be more research done about this skin condition. I was very upset when I first got diagnosed and that was only 1 month ago. I have been with my bf for 2 years now and I did not get h from him. I did not know that I had this otherwise I would have told him. I had an ob last month but i was not sure what it was. I have type 2 genital and my bf got tested and he has type 1 oral. Who would have thought that? It's okay to be mad, angry and everyother emotion you could possible think of. Just know that you are not the only one and with time it get's better. Talk about what your going through. Everyone on here helped me a great deal and I thank them!

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