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I would like to say Hi to everyone here. I have found out that I have HSV-2. It was from a guy who I was dating. When I had my first break out I didn't know what it was. Went to the dotors and she told me. I was a reck.I am still having a hard time dealing with it.

I feel like my life is on a stand still. When I ask him if he had it, he said he didn't know. Can someone out there really not know if they don't have herpes?? I find my self crying all the time and thinking that no one is going to want me...

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It is hard when you first learn about hsv. Quite traumatic actually. I am so sorry to hear your pain.

Sadly, yes we can have this for a long time and not know. Or we can go to the dr's and be misdiagnosed or not diagnosed. I've had this for many years but didn't know what it was until 3 months ago.

And yes you'll find love - someone will want you. Just today a member told the sweetest story of having to tell someone she had hsv and he didn't flip out at all. I just love those stories. It gives hope. Hope is what makes the world go around.

What happened to your guy? Did he go and get tested? Is he offering to be supportive to you?

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when i found out i was devasted, i was in a relasonship at the time, but it didnt last much longer!

i found a new love tho, she donest carry HSV, but liked me enought to continue the relasonship, but ONLY

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because i was honest and told her about it prior to us getting in to the bedroom

last week she told me she loved me!!

trust, all is not lost, infact, intimacy means alot more now!!

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Is there anyone out there when they had found out what they had that they were calm about it? When my x-boyfriend found out that he had it he act like it was no big deal. That makes me feel like he new he had it and didn't even tell me.

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I would like to say Hi to everyone here. I have found out that I have HSV-2. It was from a guy who I was dating. When I had my first break out I didn't know what it was. Went to the dotors and she told me. I was a reck.I am still having a hard time dealing with it.

I feel like my life is on a stand still. When I ask him if he had it, he said he didn't know. Can someone out there really not know if they don't have herpes?? I find my self crying all the time and thinking that no one is going to want me...

This sort of thing is always a he said, she said situation. I contracted it from my wife, a Russian, and she has adamantly stated she was not responsible. Uh-huh. She later admitted privately that she had contracted "something" from her ex-husband.

I married the woman because, to be honest, nothing at all was happening with American women. Being a short guy, 5'3, definitely didn't help matters one bit. We wrote for over four years and I thought I knew her which shows just how wrong you can be. She landed June 15, 2000 and 57 days later I was diagnosed.

Betrayal is a very ugly thing. The initial infection on a male is pretty spectacular so its difficult to believe he knew nothing. While it is possible he has never suffered symptoms I don't think that is usually the case.

The problem you now face is that you have an obligation to tell someone you have it. Most people are unaware of the fact that most states consider not telling someone you have an std before intercourse to be assault. The problem is that it is difficult to prove.

I cannot tell you how it will be on the dating scene because everyone is totally different. I did FINALLY meet someone who was perfect and I felt she could handle it. She couldn't. HSV websites are of no help whatsoever because most people simple don't exhibit the common courtesy of telling you they're either involved or not interested---this includes men as well as women.

If all else fails, try to find someone you can simp0ly talk to when things get too heavy. That has definitely helped me deal with the fact that I'll be single from here on.

Good luck.

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How do I tell somone???????


Me and my x-bf that I got it from are no longer togther. I'm not sure on how I go on dating... I know that if I meet someone I will have to tell that person. I really don't know how I should go about that. I feel like I just can't have a normale life any more.

My close friends that do know, tell me that I will find someone. I feel like that I wont.

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i told my (now) husband that i had it before we officially started dating. that helps a LOT, because if you wait until you're attached and feel like you can't live without that person, to tell them then and have them reject you will feel like the end of the world. it's not, but it'll feel like it.

you can have a normal life. sometimes i get overwhelmed and feel like my life sucks and all that, but, realistically speaking, i've got it pretty good. i have a husband who loves me and married me despite my having hsv AND hpv. he was hesitant about a few things, but when we talked about it further and talked to our doctor and researched together, he quickly realized that it wasn't about hsv or hpv or any of that. he decided that since he loved me and i loved him, it was enough. if he ended up with either of those things, that was part of being one with me.

there are still men out there who are loving and caring and who care more about you than about a virus. hang in there.... when you're not looking for it, it'll come to you.

good luck, honey!

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