I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes. At first I was stoic about my diagnosis, because this is just something I will have to deal with. I have had one outbreak since being diagnosed. I cried and just felt alone. I'm not ready to tell my family yet, because I know they will be disappointed. Hell I'm disappointed. You never think anything can happen to you until it does! I know life goes on, but right now it's new to me. How do you cope? How do you keep it moving? I know what I'm feeling now is normal.
As I stated in an earlier post, I was given my diagnosis For Genital Herpes about a week ago. My doctor is doing a retest for me just to be sure. Today is not a good day because my body just feels out of wack. I really just want to go get in my bed!!! I have a dilemma that I'm trying to make a decision about. There is a man that I was in a 10 years relationship with and we've lived apart (in two different states) for three years now but he said I'm the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with. I know he loves me and I love him and he thinks very highly of me. He has no idea about my diagnosis and whenever we talk now, I act like everything with me is just fine but I feel I need to tell him but I feel it will change everything. I'm thinking about moving back to the state he's in and I'm trying to decide if I should let him know or wait until the move? Help me figure out the right thing to do!!!
I caught herpes from my husband. He cheated on me about three months after we'd been married. We had gotten into an argument, he left and we ceased contact for a day... And he had sex with a younger chick.
His symptoms from that didn't actually pop up until last year. And we've been married since 2015. When he was diagnosed. He was in denial... And he's cheated again too.
When I was just diagnosed, he is now angry with me... Because I let the two women with whom he'd recently slept with, know I'd tested positive and it was from him. He's angry with me. But I believe I did the right thing ...
Apparently it got around to his friends who are now making fun of him. So he's denied it and said I'm crazy. Do I have a right to be upset!?
Hi! Recently a guy that I had just started dating got an outbreak and found out that he has herpes. We had been dating for a little less than a month and everything was great, I was really falling for him until he found out that he had herpes and decided to stop dating me. To give more context, we had sex before he found out, but after his diagnosis I took a test and came up negative, so neither of us passed it to the other. Anyway, he said that he was too depressed and shocked with the news to even think about getting in a relationship or keep dating me. I got very upset because at no point I had said I didn't want to date him because he had herpes, in fact I tried to be as supportive as I could and told him that I'd be happy to keep getting to know him and see where things go. So I'm very confused right now because I feel like maybe he was not sure about me or he was not very interested. But at the same time, I don't have herpes and I don't know how I would feel in his situation, so was trying to get your opinions, is it really possible to be so depressed with the news that you want to avoid contact with someone you were dating? do you think is true that he is very depressed? And is there anything I could do or just let him come back when he has accepted the news a bit better (he found out about a month ago)?
First of all, this site is fantastic and I am so grateful it exists. I have recently stumbled upon it and am looking for some words of wisdom. I am a 32 y/o F and was diagnosed with HSV1 about 7 years ago through a blood test. I didn't know anything about it at the time and the doctor who gave me the results brushed it off as absolutely nothing, "You probably had a cold sore that week." I am furious at how the medical community acts like it's no big deal, up until recently I had done nothing to protect partners and didn't think ever think about it, I've still never gotten a coldsore, I feel incredibly irresponsible given my current situation so we'll call that source of stress #1.
Fast forward to present day and I am in a relationship with the most amazing man. We have been together for nearly 10 months now. 3 weeks ago after a long night of sex I woke up to itching on my vagina and what later looked like acne. I have dyschrotic eczema and am allergic to just about everything you can think of so I brushed it off as that but when I got a closer look, it looked very inflamed and more like a rash, not similar to pictures of anything I have seen online but I know the internet is a terrible place for medical advice. I went to my OBGYN, she said she wasn't sure because it was much more mild than any initial outbreaks she had seen but that it did resemble H and gave me a swab test and a blood test. My swab test came back positive for HSV2 but my blood test came back negative for HSV2, positive for HSV1. OBGYN said, "well this must be a new infection." My partner was tested and all of his blood work came back negative. There is zero possibility of a third party so on top of dealing with the physical and emotional side of this there is absolute utter confusion. Was one of the test results wrong? I know it's unlikely to get a false positive swab test but absolutely nothing lines up. We'll call that source of stress #2.
Now comes source of stress #3, me feeling like absolute garbage. I do not feel sexy, I feel dirty, I feel disgusting, I have no idea where/when I contracted this, I'm not totally sure which type I have. Amazing partner has been so supportive, I could not possibly ask for anything more and I know how lucky I am. My OB cleared up without medication within about 3 days, so 2.5 weeks ago. We have talked it over and he has said as long as I don't feel any symptoms, he is fine to continue our sex life as before. I have started taking daily OLE and Vitamin C and plan to introduce some other herbal supplements once my body has adjusted to those. But I absolutely cannot get out of my head. I am dreaming about having OBs, I am having fake sensations that it's there again, when everything has completely cleared up. I don't know how I will ever be able to be intimate with him when I feel this unattractive and how to get the debilitating fear out of my mind that I will pass something to him. Any words of advice/experience in a similar situation? Thank you for reading!