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So it's been about two years since I contracted hsv-2. Lately I've been getting increasingly angry about how fucking under the radar sexual health centers are keeping genital herpes!!!! Im utterly baffled that you need to fucking ASK to have them test for it. BULLSHIT PEOPLE!!! If one in six, even one in four people have it, and 81% of people who have it never get outbreaks, then who has the audacity to shit on the special few that do get them?! Just because the pharmesutical industries won't be making bank off my  mother fucking valtrex and most people don't get outbreaks, makes it suddenly FINE to not be educating people? I laid in bed for a week watching the devil take a chainsaw to my vagina and still, herpes just remains a joke for the uneducated majority of humans. I don't know what kind of fuckery this is, but it needs to stop. Im done being a joke when what goes on during an outbreak is living hell

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I feel your pain. I feel so uneducated about not knowing how easily HSV was spread, I thought safe sex was safe! I think you explained OBs perfectly haha they need to write HSV "fells like the devil takes a chainsaw to your genitals" in every sex Ed book there is! I completely feel your pain and frustrating :( luckily more doctors like Dr. Bill Halford are recognizing that it's more then just a skin condition. 

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OMG!!!!! I totally agree. I feel that I learned more about this virus since I been diagnosis. I believe if more peole were education and understood this virus than we could may start to decreases the infection rate. If you know your status you can do better. If they don't test for it and you think your are clean because you just recently got and STD test. Test for herpes need to be add to standardize testing. There need to be more education on sex healthy. 

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    • EssenceL25
      I’m going to force him to get tested ! Thanks for your help ! 
    • WilsoInAus
      @EssenceL25 there really isn't a question mark around the source, it's your latest partner. The median time from infection to an outbreak of lesions upon initial infection is 4 days.  The only thing that isn't certain is the type I suggest.
    • EssenceL25
      I asked if it was hsv 1 or 2 and the doctor said it was Hsv2. I’m not sure i just asked him when he was tested last he said this year I said I think we should go test together and he agreed . I’m going to bring it up again cause I really need to know if he gave this to me I wasn’t sure since it was so close to my previous relationship.
    • WilsoInAus
      @EssenceL25 then it is all beyond reasonable doubt that the current partner is the source. A 'perfect' fit in terms of timing, symptoms and swab. It may be though that the type is not technically known. Culture swabs are very often not typed and just assumed to be HSV-2 if taken from a genital location. If you received oral sex in the days leading into 7 March then it is 50/50 as to whether this is HSV-1 or HSV-2. You could contact your doctor and confirm if the swab was actually typed (which is a second test where fluorescent antibodies for HSV-1 and HSV-2 are added and see which one 'glows').  If that test wasn't done then you do not know type. If you have oral HSV-1 yourself (cold sores) then this will be HSV-2. Does your partner have oral HSV-1? It is somewhat strange for him not to rush and test - many people have a 'reaction' if they truly do not know their status and have concerns that you infected them etc. (not initially rational of course). This indicates he may know his status - or maybe he just isn't simply the sharpest tool in the shed!?
    • EssenceL25
      I had flu like symptoms and ulcers on my vagina . They did a culture and I tested positive for hsv2. I asked my partner to get tested he agreed but I’m not sure if he will cause he hasn’t said anything else about it. 
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