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Hello, my name is Julie. I will be 23 this month. I am a single mother of two year old boy. I was diagnosed back in October of 2010 with HSV. I just found out last month that it is type two. I contracted HSV from my ex boyfriend. We had just started dating the month before October. I was tested several time before for it and I had been single for almost two years before dating him. About a week after we first had sex I started to notice that I had what looked like an ingrown hair. I was also having flu like symptoms. My butt and upper legs had a tingling sensation in them. I went to my doctor and she ran a bunch of STD test that all came back negative. I did not get tested for the herpes at that time. After my appointment I call my boyfriend at the time and told him about my symptoms and he just stopped talking to me. The next day I was shaving down in my genital area when I noticed that the ingrown hair had turned into several blisters. I freaked out and called my doctor. She did a culture and told me that it was herpes. I tried to phone my ex to tell him but he never answered. I was very angry and I felt like my life was over. I am still having a hard time with it. I have good days and bad days. I still feel like I will end up alone and never have someone to love me.

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I also think it is hard and feel I will end up alone. I still feel like my life is over and have good days and bad days. Everyone have good and bad days. But you have your kid who loves you. Time will show. I know words do not change your feelings but when I am sad a hug from your kid makes it easier. You are not alone.

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Thank you for your post. It helps me to know that other people know what I am going through. My mom is supportive but she does not have HSV and she does not know about my emotional roller coaster I am on. I am thankful that I have my son.

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