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Pinkdaisy

Last Thursday, I was diagnosed with genital herpes. Well the PA examined me and was pretty sure I had it. The swab results will be coming the end of next week. I am confused as to how I got it. My boyfriend is being tested and was pretty adament it was not him. He has been the only person I have been with since my divorce. I was married for 20 years and with him for close to 30 years.

i thought my breakout was a skin irritation due to soap or laundry detergent. Then I thought it was vaginitis. When nothing was working for me I decided to see for myself what was going on and in shock headed straight to the clinic where I was swabbed, and the PA was pretty sure it was a case of newly diagnosed herpes. I have been taking the antiviral medication but am feeling lots of pain when I walk and am very fatigued with chills and nadeau. My partner shows no signs but will be getting a blood test to see if he may have it. I am struggling because he seems very distant now and I need support. He says he is going to stand by me but his actions are telling me otherwise. He is now realizing he may have had it and showed no signs but I also realize that I could of had it all along and just now had a breakout??? I am so confused how this happened. I was reading  aggressive  sex could do it?? Happy to  come across this support group. Feeling very embarrassed,  sore snd alone!

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Lisajd

Its possible either of you have had it and not known.  It happens.  Generally stress or something impacting the immune system can cause an ob.  If your partner gets tested and its positive then unless you were both tested prior its hard to know who had it first.  Make sure its typed so u know if its 1 or 2. Dont be embarrassed its just cold sores.  

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eightyfour

If he has no visible symptoms or sores, then he cannot get swabbed, and can only get blood tested. In that case, if he comes back positive, then its more likely that he has had it for a while and was simply asymptomatic, which is somewhat common. Many people don't know that they've contracted it and never show any signs. They say that it can take 2-3 months for the antibodies to show up in the blood test. So for example, if you got the blood test, it may or may not come back positive for you at this very moment, if indeed the virus is new for you.

It does sound like its new for you, rather than you having it for a while. When I first contracted it, I had fever-like symptoms for 1-2 weeks: chills, sick in bed, cold sweats. A few weeks after that: my first outbreak.

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Pinkdaisy

Eight four that's exactly how I am feeling. Hopefully this will clear up soon with the meds. Thank you for your response. 

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