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SlowlyCoping

I just got diagnosed with genital HSV1 after a very bad outbreak a couple weeks ago. I was in what I thought what a 4 year monogamous relationship but my parter had a different opinion on what monogamy meant. 

He was tested and diagnosed with HSV1 and 2, and I now have type 1.  I am still in shock, not only dealing with the betrayal but the consequences of it.

I feel like my life has changed forever.  I 30 years old and I have only been in 3 relationships, I've never really "dated" and I don't know what to do.  I feel unlovable and unnattractive. 

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Seraherc

Truly sorry this has happened to you. I have hsv1 on my lip and accidentally passed it onto my partner down below. Ive had it for 10 years and never ever ever get an outbreak. Why? As soon as I feel the tingle on my lip I pump zovirax on the tingle. About a tube and a half worth over say a day and a half. Tingle goes away and no cold sore. Why am I telling you this? Zovirax works wonders for HSV1, if its on your lip, genitals, anus or big toe! Zovirax is great. I apply it to my partners affected area and shes fine. But seriously AS SOON AS YOU FEEL THE TINGLE, apply the cream. Always have cream on the area, ALWAYS. Id gladly answer anymore questions. Good luck

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Grey0214
7 hours ago, Seraherc said:

Truly sorry this has happened to you. I have hsv1 on my lip and accidentally passed it onto my partner down below. Ive had it for 10 years and never ever ever get an outbreak. Why? As soon as I feel the tingle on my lip I pump zovirax on the tingle. About a tube and a half worth over say a day and a half. Tingle goes away and no cold sore. Why am I telling you this? Zovirax works wonders for HSV1, if its on your lip, genitals, anus or big toe! Zovirax is great. I apply it to my partners affected area and shes fine. But seriously AS SOON AS YOU FEEL THE TINGLE, apply the cream. Always have cream on the area, ALWAYS. Id gladly answer anymore questions. Good luck

Where do you get this Zovirax ? It sounds extremely helpful! 

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Seraherc

Its at the supermarket or chemist. It is very helpful, but only as long as you apply the cream as soon as you feel the tingle, you cant let the sore actually come through or itll take a fair while longer. I assume youre American, as zovirax is really easy to find at the supermarket and chemist here perhaps try google.

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Lisajd

I'm sorry that you went through this and that is probably worse than having herpes in my mind however you have genital HSV 1 which is the better one to have because you have fewer outbreaks and it is also less risk of transmission.   The best thing you can do is research about it so you understand and hopefully you won't have any further outbreaks

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Sideways

The best advice I can give u as this is all new to me as well. It's only been a little over a month now. I have had the worse few weeks in my whole entire life. Watching my upper lip evolve to something crazy with blisters. It was and still is terrifying and truthfully very draining. I have had crazy life changing moments in the past to know how to game plan this one out. First thing was go in Hermet mode but during that time I told myself. Sometime I will have to come to exceptance and that's a major step because then u can work on moving ahead which leads to the next step, which is finding a product or seeing the doctor, who can recommend something to make the ordeal more comforting during the time between now and a cure.  I hope that helps u a little. Try to research products after ur get pass the stage of exceptance. Don't stall out. There is stuff out there that makes life copable until a cure . 

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SlowlyCoping

Thank you all so much, I really appreciate it.  I am still learning what it all means and what to do so that is very helpful.  I really cannot believe this happened, as only 3 months ago we were discussing marriage and starting a family.  Now my life has done a complete 180, not only realizing my relationship is over and dealing with heartbreak but also feeling like hopeless about this disease.

19 hours ago, Seraherc said:

Its at the supermarket or chemist. It is very helpful, but only as long as you apply the cream as soon as you feel the tingle, you cant let the sore actually come through or itll take a fair while longer. I assume youre American, as zovirax is really easy to find at the supermarket and chemist here perhaps try google.

Thank you I will purchase this, although to be honest I still don't know what the "tingle" is yet, because all I know is that I woke up feeling some pain and large swelling in my perianal area and it just exploded from there.  The outbreak was extremely painful and I think the areas I was infected were made worse by sharing a washcloth at a hotel back in May.  Of course he has barely if any symptoms, while I experienced 5 or 6 LARGE (larger than a quarter) clusters on pretty much every sensitive area downstairs.  Even though the outbreak has cleared, I have obvious scarring there so it looks like I basically got a tattoo of my own personal Vietnam.

 

I am going to get type tested again for HSV2 in a few months just in case he gave me that too.  I really it is true that the first time is the worst time because I never want to experience that again.

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KJS

I am so sorry to hear this and that you are going through so much at once! I'm here for you! 

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