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Newtothisandscared

Hi Everyone :).

     It is nice to read through posts on these forums and not feel alone. I have been tested during my first outbreak and will know tomorrow if it is type 1 (we had oral sex only) or type 2 (no sex, but did have skin to skin contact) based on my culture results. My ex husband was unfaithful and my past bloodwork was negative for both 1 and 2 (Igg). I have a new and current boyfriend who does infrequently get cold sores orally. I am very aware of asymptomatic shedding and proceeded with what i thought was calculated risk. Getting HSV has always been a fear of mine, and now i am coming to terms with it. From what i have read, many people have hsv and are never aware of it. If i test positive for hsv1, i am thinking it was from oral sex and if i test for hsv2, he may have had it but was unaware and he will go for an Igg test. 

    It is scary and painful and new, but from what i have read, and being in the health care field myself, it is more common than we think and facing it with knowledge, and gaining understanding, and remaining positive is so important :). 

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Lisajd

Seems plausable its hsv1. And thats not so bad.  Typically less outbreaks and less shedding.  You are spot on in terms of knowledge... makes a huge difference and this site has been very helpful with that.  You will be ok

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Newtothisandscared

Awwww, thank you, you are very kind and sweet :). I feel like it is hard with all of the information on the internet to pick out what is truth. The 3 different medical professionals i have dealt with thus far have had all different ideas/information on HSV (my primary gyn, and 2 clinic docs). The only worry i have that it may be 2 is that we did have some skin to skin contact of genitals (no sex though). 

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Felix12

Don't be scared, as the virus itself is pretty harmless. Neither hsv-1 or 2 is worse than the other, so don't worry too much about getting diagnosed with one over the other. They are both super common and manageable. It is a shock at first, and as someone who has always been paranoid about viruses, I can sympathize. But after 3 years with it, I can honestly tell you that I'm the same person I was before I got it, but with a lot more knowledge and compassion for others. Keep your head up and keep living life!

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Newtothisandscared

Hi theuniverseisagainstme :). My outbreak is on both of my labia. 

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Felix12
2 minutes ago, Newtothisandscared said:

Thank you, Felix12, for the kind words :). 

You're welcome :) hang in there and don't let some harmless little particles get you down. 

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