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Hello Ladies and Gents!,

I am new to the forum by virtue of this new speed bump in my life....I should really say 'our' life as it is me and my significant other that will be dealing with the issue.

My story...

My darling girlfriend has been potentially diagnosed with HSV-2. That was approximately a week ago. The weekend before that we had protected sex...there may have been a point however in the midst of things that there was unprotected contact between us.

We are not playing the blame game here...it most likely came from me but I have never showed signs ever. I truly did not know and have never showed any signs. My ex-girlfriend cheated on me...but I was never able to figure out to what extent. It is quite apparent right now, and I'm a fool to have had relations with her after it. Serves me right.

Nevertheless I have spent the last week or so reading and educating myself as much as possible. I promised current girlfriend that I would stand by her...and believe that we can get through this together. Fortunately for me she is pure soul and understands.

She has lesions that have turned into open sores as of 3 days ago...and is currently on anti-virals to help get through them. Should we get confirmation that it IS in-fact HSV-2, I plan on using this forum and its unbelievable wealth of knowledge and support to help her deal with this.

I may have it too....and just posted in the unsure section in regards to the symptoms i show.

Emotionally....she was quite struck when first diagnosed and turned cold towards me. Being the brave little thing that she is....she simply gave me the cold treatment and didnt really say anything. Despite my probing to get her to open up to me, believe me and not resent me (she refused to kiss me =( ) ....it was all lost up until a few hours before she left on her trip to the eastern half of the world.

Wallowing in tears, shame, fear and guilt, I called her before she left....only to find her perky as ever...and basically emptied my heart out... "i am so incredibly sorry; i tried so hard to be perfect for you..." .....to which she attested that everything was fine, and we will get through it. This kind of stuff happens all the time (her friends have dealt with it) and is a lot more common that we think. She put a smile on my face before hanging up and taking off the next morning.

She'll be back at the end of this month...and I can't wait to see her and get on with our lives. I've promised her that I will stand by her, whether I am H+ myself or not....and see to it that we get through this.

Never give up :)

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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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