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Hello all...

Never in my wildest dreams imagined myself on a forum like this, but who does, right?

3-4 weeks ago I noticed a small amount of painless irritation near the anal area, didn't think much of it, until last week when it hadn't improved I began to do some research and became strongly concerned about the possibilty of herpes. What is even more bizarre to me is that as a well-educated, health conscious (particularly sexual health) person how much I DID NOT know about the herpes virus and transmission.

I waited until my early 20's to have sex for the first time, only ever had one partner who I trusted and who I was in a committed relationship with for several years, used a condom ever single time. I haven't even had any sexual contact in the last 5-6 months since that relationship ended. Doesn't make sense, but I know you all know that this is how this thing can work.

I had heard through friends that he had cheated on me, so I planned to get an STD screening at my next yearly gyno visit, just for good measure, but then I get this surprise of what I am about 90% sure is a herpes outbreak.

My dr. appointment was today at planned parenthood. At first she didn't suspect herpes when I told her I wasn't experiencing any pain, but when she did the exam she said it looked similar to herpes. Didn't diagnose me today, but did a culture and gave me some acyclovir ("just in case") and sent me on my way. It will be 2 weeks to get the results.

I'm glad to have found this forum... I'm still somewhat in shock, but I'm ready to begin learning what I need to do to stay healthy and protect others.

I'm also sorry to hear about the experience that you've all had and appreciate the encouragement.


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Christy C

So you've got two weeks to wait. Can seem like an eternity. But at the very least if you turn out negative we know that we have someone out there who is also in the know and compassionate to someone else with herpes. Check out my website in my signature below. Some article son herpes. Very uplifting and positve ones.

I hope for you your results come out negative


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