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Hello everyone. My name is Kim. I have been married for 7 years and I just found out 2 hours ago that my culture came out positive for Herpes. I had what I thought was a yeast infection for about a week and so I saw a midwife who told me that she thought it was herpes, I could not believe that she would say this. I was told that the typing will not be in until at least Friday. I am in an absoluet state of shock right now. My husband and I have only been with eachother for the past 8 years. He has had cold sores on his lip since he was a kid but I don't understand why I would not have an outbreak sooner. My other concern is with using Valtrex because I am a breastfeeding mother. Is there a conbination of vitamins that I can take? Please help me!!!

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It can stay dormant in the body for years (ie you may have even caught it from a partner before your husband)or perhaps you've just been lucky and haven't caught it until now off him. I do know that people who get coldsores on thier lips shouldn't kiss babies but I guess you know that. Congratulations on your new-born, I would try and put all my concentration on to the baby. Herpes virus ain't going to go away, so don't let it ruin these precious first months with your baby. Good luck.

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Pregnancy can impair the immune system, so it's possible that you've had the virus for a long time but that your fully functioning immune system had managed to keep it in check.

Congratulations on having a child.

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I am not sure where you get the outbreaks but if it is genital thank your lucky stars your baby was not affected during birth (sometimes poses a risk if you have an outbreak or viral shedding during time of birth) because you never knew you had it, you were lucky that your baby didnt get it because you wouldnt have known to take added precautions during birth. Congratulations on being a new mom! The kissing babies while having cold sores is not a good idea but like the other person who posted said, your husband probably already knows that. It might be likely you have type 1 because you said your husband has had cold sores since he was little....which in actuality means he has had herpes since he was a child. Hope things work out....you are lucky to have a loving husband and a family....at least you are not alone.

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Regarding my original post

I thank everyone for replying to me so fast! Actually this is my third child by my husband the baby is alomst 9 months old. I am still confused as to whether or not this outbreak will get worse. I have about 2 blisters right now and from what the midwife said, several lesions on my vagina. Are there stages to outbreaks??

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