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I am single, 52 years old, and have GHSV1. Mostly likely got it from oral sex. I have had only 5 lovers in my life and am not sure which one gave it to me. 

I would like to connect with someone near my age for support and/or companionship. 

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Hello, flowergirl16.  I am 55 and there are plenty of us in this age group who have this virus.  I would be happy to help any way I can, as would many of our members who are compassionate, understanding, and knowledgeable.  There is plenty of information here to educate yourself and you will feel better by getting involved in our community.  Welcome.  :hithere:

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Thank you, ShelsBlue.  I have been through so much in the past year that this overwhelms me at times.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.  I had my left breast removed, six weeks of radiation, then a couple of complications that I am still dealing with.  Last month, I had a UTI and was prescribed cephlefaxine, then two days later went to the ER for severe pain and sores in my genital area from front to back.  The doctor took a look and said it was herpes.  So I got valacyclovir for it.  Then 10 days later I got a sore on my foot from a new pair of shoes.  I have diabetes and it became infected, so more cephlefaxine.  June was a very rough month for me.

I had the IgG test done and I have GHSV1.  My numbers are very high.  I guess that means I was infected a long time ago and have many antibodies for it.  That bothers me, but there is not way to tell when or how or who. 

I have chatted with people in the chat room many times to get help and also to give help to others to keep my mind off myself. 

I hope this post didn't sound like I am whining or want pity.  I am just stating what I have been through so people will understand my situation.

Thanks again.

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You are a survivor, of many things, and each of these battles has clearly made you stronger.  You constantly pick yourself back up and that takes a lot of courage.  Just keep doing what you are doing b/c it's working.  Feel free to message any time if you ever need to. 

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Hi Flowergirl.  I have just discovered this 40+ site and come across your thread.  You certainly are a survivor and to be admired for getting through so much.  I feel like such a wimp with my petty complaints after reading your story :D!  I was just wondering how you are doing now?  I hope life has improved for you since you wrote on here.  

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