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Desertmama

Newly infected or long-time carrier?

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Desertmama

I have been having the following symptoms since Friday:  yellow discharge, blisters all over my parts, painful urination, body aches, fever/ chills. I am pretty darn sure that this is herpes.  I have never had these symptoms before.  In 2015, I ended an 18 year marriage.  Last summer I slept with someone a few times.  A couple months ago I met the MAN OF MY DREAMS!  We slept together for the first time on a  Sunday and symptoms showever up on Friday.  He has no symptoms.  It's it more likely that he gave this to me or that I have been a carrier until this point? If he's negative I am terrified of giving it to him.  I am hoping to get into the doctor tomorrow so that I can get meds.  

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WilsoInAus

If this is herpes, and it needs to be high on your list of possibilities, then almost certainly it is from the current partner. There is a lot here in terms of symptoms and timing that aligns with a primary or at least initial infection with a new type of herpes.

You do need to be tested to get confirmation and request that they properly type a swab if a culture is applied (or better still, request a PCR/NAAT test be applied to the swab).

Take no actions just yet, get tested and get the result including the type before thinking through next steps.

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Lisajd

The symptoms you describe a pretty much associated with a first outbreak so I suggest you go and get a swab test done of your Lesions.  If you have an igg blood test and it shows up negative it indicates a recent infection

  Were you ever tested for any STDs after your married or prior to your marriage

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Desertmama

I was never tested, but I do have 3 children and have had a surgery in the last 18 years.  Would they check for that? 

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WilsoInAus

Maybe, but maybe not, you would have to check. I think that would be superfluous though, if this is herpes, you've just been infected, almost no question.

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