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Chellebear

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Chellebear

Hi , I am new to all this and I felt like I needed support .. I found out I had it 4 weeks ago during a routine dr appt. I was In such shock cause I never had any signs. the guy I was seeing told me a month or so previous that he got it from some one night stand .  I am not going through the depression anymore . and I am no longer in denial . I did get tested again to be sure but by then I was used the reality. I felt a little better when my dr said it's more common than I think . I think I am more afraid of the rejection and how my sex life will go going forward. 

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WilsoInAus

This does seem to happen quite a bit. 

What test did you have that revealed herpes, do you have the exact tests and results?

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Chellebear

Yes I did a blood test 2 in fact and 2 different times by 2 different doctors. and it confirms I have hsv 2. I guess I was in denial the first time 

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WilsoInAus

The type of test you had and the actual results are important, do you have this information?

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WilsoInAus

And what does it say? You are most probably looking for whether the test is IgG or IgM or maybe both. Then there will be a number for each test? 

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Adzboiii

How have you found dating since? I haven't brought myself to yet, I've just sort of kept all my hormones under raps since finding out over a year ago. Life is shit. :(

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SureWhyNot

Responded in more appropriate thread

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