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I was diagnosed today. I’m 26 and single and unsure whether the guy I believe has passed it on to me even knows he has it. Not sure how to approach that. Maybe he does and he’s just a dick. I am absolutely terrified I will now be single forever and I just don’t know what the hell to do. What vitamins do I take? Do I stop drinking alcohol? Become a vegan?? Please someone help I can’t stop crying. 

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Hey Abbie- looking at your date stamp, exactly one day later I was infected. Spent the next 2 weeks of the darkest hole of my life. In and out of doctors office being swabbed, poked with needles, and sitting on couches.  Drinking and crying myself to sleep every night. You are the furthest thing from alone. I know for a fact who my giver was because he tested positive in his blood work and I made sure to show him mine for recent infection. I don’t know that I’ll ever forgive him for changing my life. I’m not sure if you feel the same. After seeing three different doctors I’ve learned somethings  ( which the first my psychologist told me).

1. Become your own expert on your condition. See what works for you with your own body in terms of your diet and lifestyle. Read up on the CDC website for transmission and stats. 

2. Use this support forum. Write out your feelings and read others posts as well. Comment and like things that resonate with you. It has strangely helped me to know I’m not alone 

3. I’m scared of being single forever too, please read my post in rant and rave. I think it’s best to take time to get to know someone, use antiviral and condoms. And get tested together so you both can see what you bring to the table. I’m sure you’ve read most people are asymptomatic and that’s how a majority of us unlucky ones ended up with outbreaks. If you both are tested together you can tackle that head on, together,  when the time comes. Who knows- he may have HSV2 while you have 1 or vice versus. It’s more common than not. All the best to you. Please message me if you want to talk more.

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