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Here I am because I just found out the other day that I tested positive back in Nov of 2006 for Herpes type 2. How my obgyn failed to notify me I can't understand. I have recently tested myself again which I'm glad I did....just by chance someone looked farther back in my chart and said...."looks like you were already positive in Nov last year!!" I have been carrying this around for 8 months and did not know. The weird thing is....I've never had any symptoms. Is this normal for a girl? Besides this, I had two blood tests for herpes each with different results. One tested positve for a old exposure and wasn't type spceific with the new exposure being negative. The other test came out negative for old exposure and positive for new exposure (not type specific). How in the hell can they be opposite?? I keep thinking in the back of my mind that maybe I have type two orally...I know that could be possible...This is driving me crazy. How am I supposed to know where I have it if I never have an outbreak? I told my boyfriend and so far he won't have sex with me. He tested negative so he doesn't have it. Is it possible to have a normal sex life with someone who doesn't have it and not spread it? I hope there's a light at the end of the tunnel. I have been feeling dirty and rejected...

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Dr.s know plenty...

However I'm suprised that your OB/GYN didn't share those test results with you. Personally I'd be shopping for a new OB if I were in your shoes. As far as the conflicting test results...I'm just as baffled :confused: I'm sure that someone may have some additional input.

First off, take a deep breath. HSV is a tricky booger. It can lie dormant in somebody's system for years before rearing it's ugly little head. When I had my first no-kidding outbreak I had total body involvment (fever, chills, abdominal pain, painful urination...you name it). So if and when you have an outbreak...believe me you'll know. The important thing to remember is that when this actually happens get yourself into the Dr ASAP. They'll probably do some additonal testing, and get you started on some type of antiviral Rx.

Secondly, have your boyfriend get tested again in like 12 weeks or so...if he was unintentionally infected it takes a couple months for those antibodies to show up in blood work, so it's always good to have some follow up blood work done.

Yes you can have a perfectly healthy sex life and still have HSV...the best thing you can do is educate yourself...and this is one of the best places to get that info. There's a ton of people here in your very shoes who are in commited relationships and not infecting their partners (myself included I'm HSV-2 positive and my hubby is negative)

Keep your wits about you...breathe, and keep yourself healthy (mind and body) and you'll be just fine. We're here if you need to talk.

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    • CHT
      Hello "FeelingLost".... your fears and concerns are understandable but, nothing you've described regarding the sexual encounter would cause you to contract herpes.... further, your symptoms are not herpes related.  Best of all, your doctor is correct, your results don't show any herpes here.  You can relax.... definitely have your GP take a look at things and see what might be causing the symptoms but, again, none of them are typical herpes related.  I wish you the best in terms of talking to your wife about this encounter.... hopefully she will understand and you both can work through this amicably.  We all make mistakes.... be careful not to beat yourself up too hard over this.... you can become so racked with guilt that you start imagining physical symptoms.  Best of luck.... and take care..... come back to the site if you have questions.
    • FeelingLost75
      Hi (I’m really scared and feel really disappointed in myself and worried about my future), I had oral sex with a condom almost 3 weeks ago and a massage parlor. I also received a hand job at the same time prior to putting a condom on, also may have rubbed my penis on her back a little. Did not touch her genitals I don’t recall any sores on her back. After the event she handed me a pice of TP and after I took off the condom I wiped my penis head to clear away the excess ejaculation…this is where I suspect I got infected, she had just gone pee and wiped and maybe touched a sore or something and then I got it on my penis from the tp? Idk. I’m just flailing.   After this I’ve had discomfort on the skin below the head of my penis and 4 bumps for 2 weeks now, the bumps don’t seem to have changed in size. I also had frequent urination for about a week and have had dull pain in my groin on and off. I also have some pins and needles on the sides of my abdomen/trunk that get worse when I go out in the heat or get dehydrated. I’ve had a lot of trouble sleeping, likely due to guilt and shame and worry about the future.   so I got one test done at 10 days from the event (idk know if this can tell me anything… the doctor assured me it was 100% correct and I don’t have herpes. I was not physically examined). I got a full panel std. neg for everything. HSV-1 results: IgG 0.3 / HSV-2 IgG 0.9 hsv-1 IgM = 2.2 hsv-2 IgM = 3.0 (Reference V. Negative: Less than 9.0 Borderline: 9.0 to 11.0 Positive: Greater than 11.0) I have an appointment with my GP on Thursday, hoping he can help. Will likely go to a std testing service tomorrow to see if I can get in an antiviral proactively. Plan to get tested again this week.    
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    • FeelingLost75
      How are you doing now?
    • TS4real
      May 13 ( day I will never forget).. a guy I was dating and I drank way to much and decided to have anal sex. We did use protection however, not enough lube, wasn’t done correctly and it was painful. So bad that I yelled out and fell off the bed. Anyway, oral was also performed on me anal and vaginal. Flash forward to 3-4 days after that. I was in the most intense pain I had ever felt. I went to a gyn she tool one look and said it looks like herpes. She swabbed me . 2 days after that, yes it’s HSV1 . I was still in pain, irritated anal area and vaginal area and It was unbearable.  today, I still have irritation and itchy and when I pass a bowel i’m in pain and the itch is crazy.     When I first was diagnoses the gyn gave me valtrex which I did not take bc I was in so much pain I could not move for 2 days.  Groin lymphs were swollen I had fever , tired etc.  I am wondering if I had taken the valtrex would it have kinda liked stopped the virus in it’s tracks enough to reproduce? Do people see a correlation between no more outbreaks and immediate initial valtrex  use ? I am 43, I never thought this wound happen as I am not a promiscuous person, I hardly date and I always use protection when I do have intercouse , have yearly std tests. I’m just so sad that i’m at this point right now . I’m trying not to get depressed but this is making my body feel miserable. I’m an avid runner and biker and mom of two teens. I feel like my life as I knew is over. I want to feel better already.
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