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I was just recently diagnosed with Herpes II. I got it from my boyfriend who didn't know he had it. I'm very depressed about it. I don't know who to talk to. i'm looking for support and someone to tell me that life goes on. Its hard for me to wake up in the morning. Im scared no one will ever love me. :'(

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Hi and welcome to the site.  Just to ask the first question which type were you diagnosed with and did you have symptoms or did you get a blood test

 The best thing you can do is actually educate yourself about the virus cause then you can understand what that means for you going forward.  If you both have the same virus then there is no reason that you cannot continue on as normal.   There are many people who have the virus and don't know they have it and end up transmitting it to somebody else.  I don't know whether you're planning on breaking up with your boyfriend but there is no reason why you cannot be in a relationship because you have herpes there is nowhere in the lecture that says you cannot lead a normal life and have a normal relationship because you have this virus.  The reason that you think this way is because you believe in the stigma and you need to change your thinking about it to be able to move forward.

Herpes is a very common virus and remember it is the same thing as having cold sores just a different location

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I already get rid of it, move on. At first things are shockin, but its just a mother fuckin herpes for now, later will be just herpes bad thing is when u got outbreaks but if there are none just a normal person nothing more. I learned that i should or always love ourself first, think first what we want in life achieving them and dont be so stress. I know it freaks out its just like chickenpox the only bad thing there is no vaccine yet gor herpes but hopefully by yrs while living we will be ok now. Will be calling herpes just as chickempox just that feel free to chat me lady

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I got diagnosed with type 2. I had my first outbreak two weeks ago. I am still feeling symptoms. This keeps bad negative thoughts in my mind. I'm not sure if I want to continue a relationship with him. It's a lot to think about now. He has no symptoms. This is not fair. I have a higher chance of passing it on then he does because I have active symptoms. He feels bad but I feel like I'm the one who is suffering a little more. I had a positive swab but a negative blood test which means I most definitely got it from him and the antibodies have not built up in my blood yet. Thank you guys for replying. I'm gonna try to educate myself a little more and not me stigmatized. It's just hard when the symptoms are still there. 

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