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Marilla

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Marilla

Hi everyone. I really don't even know how to begin this. I recently had sex with a really good friend for the first time about a week ago. A few days ago, I noticed a small cluster of blisters. I have never had symptoms like this before and I am wondering if it is possible that I contracted herpes from my friend (haven't been tested yet, but from the symptoms I have been reading about, I am pretty sure I have it). Or is it more likely that I could have contracted it from a past boyfriend and just never shown symptoms. How long does it generally take to have an initial outbreak after you are first exposed to the virus? And should I ask my friend if he has it? I really don't know what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Number7
Hi everyone. I really don't even know how to begin this. I recently had sex with a really good friend for the first time about a week ago. A few days ago, I noticed a small cluster of blisters. I have never had symptoms like this before and I am wondering if it is possible that I contracted herpes from my friend (haven't been tested yet, but from the symptoms I have been reading about, I am pretty sure I have it). Or is it more likely that I could have contracted it from a past boyfriend and just never shown symptoms. How long does it generally take to have an initial outbreak after you are first exposed to the virus? And should I ask my friend if he has it? I really don't know what to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

It sounds like you need to be seen by your doctor--sooner, rather than later so that they can take a look at you and take a culture sample of your blisters and order two separate herpes igg blood tests - one for hsv1 and one for hsv2. Your culture sample should be typed also. An initial outbreak usually happens between 2-10 days from exposure.

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Verpes

Well what I think is that maybe you already had the virus but when you were with your friend that could trigger it...

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in2theblue

Yea they say about 2-10 days BUT!! I am guessing I contracted it between this past July-Sept and had my first OB at the end of October. Soo I think it mostly varies on how stressful u are, and how well ur immune system is. I also have genital hsv1 which I hear has alot fewer OB's in the first place so maybe that made a difference.

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Marilla

Thanks you guys. I guess the best thing to do is visit the doctor, like one of you said.

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package deal

before u need to worry about how u got it you must first go see a doc asp so culture can be done because regardless what symptoms u have you are not a doc and it possible u dont have it read info on sideboard.

it will give u all the info u mau need

if it is it takes at least ten days to even a few months once u exposed to have symptoms and not all people who have herpies ever show any syptoms

it possible therefor that u friend could of have herpies and is not aware of it

no I would not ask him if he has it just yet. U be jumping the gun a buit. First u need to see a doc and be tested while u having syptoms

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Marilla

I just made an appointment to get some blood work done. I am hoping that it will all be ok. Thank you for your help.

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Number7
I just made an appointment to get some blood work done. I am hoping that it will all be ok. Thank you for your help.
\\If you can, I would also try to get a culture done as well as blood work.

good luck to you

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