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I was here about 4 months ago because I was flipping out about some sores that I developed down below. To make a long story short, my boyfriend had a cold sore on his mouth (so small that it was very unnoticeable) and even being as old as we are (34 and 41) we had no idea that it was possible to pass on oral to genital.

I went to Planned Parenthood then and got a negative result, in fact, had the doctor tell me that she wasn't convinced and I probably could have saved my money...we breathed a sign of relief and went about our business. Then two weeks ago, I had the same thing going on except, went to Planned Parenthood had to stress out for a week awaiting the results, and was told yesterday that I tested positive for HSV-1 of the genitals.

I am trying to take it stride telling myself that apparently I have the milder of the two. Even the nurse practitioner that saw it said it was a real mild case. My boyfriend is beside himself telling me he is so sorry for this, but I am not mad at him in the slightest....we just didn't know.

My first two outbreaks have been uncomfortable, but I cannot say that they are overwhelming. I went through them both with no treatment whatsoever (except taking L-lysine halfway through my first one) and if that is the worst of it, I can handle it.

I guess the thing I am trying to get over is the feeling I get when I have the outbreaks...I feel nasty and untouchable from time to time, even though my boyfriend has done absolutely nothing to make me feel that way. I suppose that it will get better with time.

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