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I just got my first outbreak... well I don't know if it's my first. my boyfriend had one too, but not anything as bad as mine. we're both waiting for the blood tests to come back to see about the antibodies. my gyn is also doing blood work for all the other STD's. I work in a hospital and routinely get tested for HIV, but now i'm really freaking out. I don't know how I have herpes and it just makes me really nervous that I might have HIV too.

I'm soooooo scared. I can't even get out of my house. I can't do anything. I'm afraid this is going to screw up my relationship with my boyfriend and we'll break up and then no one else will ever want me. Wow, I'm driving myself nuts.

So I have herpes... the world hasn't ended yet... but ..... what now?

what have other people done to cope with this? I know I'm not the only one who has it.

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It's hard to wait for the results of the tests. This doesn't mean that you have HIV either. They are completely different viruses.

Why do you think this will ruin your relationship with your boyfriend? Have you considered that he could have it too or could have passed it to you? He needs to go get herpes specific testing also.

It also doesn't mean that no one will ever want you if you find that your current relationship isn't working for you.

For the time being try to relax you don't have a diagnosis yet.Concentrate on taking care of your body. Relax, eat healthy foods, drink lots of fresh pure water and if you're having an outbreak and it is uncomfortable this link will help give you some ideas of what to do that will help.


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