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Absolutely Devastated

I feel like my life is over.  I just got diagnosed with hsv2. Am I the only one that feels like they are trapped and will never be able to live a normal life ever again? 

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SureWhyNot

36yrs of experience tells me, Your life is Not Over! You Will be able to live a normal life. Sorry you found yourself here but there is a great deal of information and amazing supportive people to help you find your way with this. We have been or still are where you are now so know there are people who understand and will do whatever they can to help.

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Lisajd

Its a period of adjustment and education.  Its like anything in life its what you choose to do.  Deal with it or not.  I was may 2015.  For me educating myself and managing outbreaks is key.  Also dont make asdumptions about how others may view you because of h.  Its very common and more pple understand it now a days.  

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BY64

Hi, I'm a newbie also.  Three weeks.  Still struggling with acceptance.  Haven't started with any treatments yet as my IGg was 2.2.  Doc said I have both Hsv1  and 2.   But I will retest soon.  Struggling with emotions but maintaining the outward appearance as everything ok.  No OB yet that I'm aware of.  My question is will my insurance pay for the treatments if I go that route?  Has anyone been denied?

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WilsoInAus

Was this test a combined one for HSV 1/2 or were there separate figures for HSV-1 and HSV-2. 

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WilsoInAus

Greater than 5 though I take it fort HSV-1?

The 2.2 is in the grey range and has a strong probability of being a false positive. Chances of a HSV-2 false positive are also higher for people who already carry HSV-1.

Hence there isn't confirmation of an infection at this time. The Westernblot is the next best step for someone in this position. Print of some information from the UofW website and speak to your doctor about this test.

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Twilightzone

I just found out myself and im just crushed but i have had some nice ppl already comment on my post and glad i looked for a group to unload how i feel...

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BY64

Thank you WilsoInAus, I appreciate it, that gives me some hope for my anxiety.  I'm going to see if anyone here does that Western Blot test.  It still might be positive and I'll have to deal with that then.  Thank you for having the site here.  Lots of good information to ease our minds.

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