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Alexis Hamilton

I was diagnosed with HSV1 on my genitals yesterday. Needless to say I am a bundle of emotions. I’m angry at who gave it to me (I used protections) which I know doesn’t protect you from oral HSV or protect you 100% and concerned about what it his means for relationships in the future.  :( 

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Roja

Hey Alexis, 

first of all: I can understand how you feel. However, don't worry too much about it. What would have happened if you would have got it on your mouth? Nearly everyone has the virus in his or her body today. That's just how it is. If you stay healthy, eat well and make sports regularly you'll be fine. 

Relationships in the future won't change drastically. The only thing is that you should disclosure to the people you want to have sex with. I know, that sounds very scary and impossible at the moment, but believe me - I talked about it with the guys I wanted to have sex with and no one really had a problem with it. One even told me that he thinks he has it too B| (and I am sure he wouldn't have told me...)

If you google for "disclosure herpes" you will find some very good "How to"-videos and texts if you need some help. And if you are sad or whatever, just let this forum know - there are a lot of very nice people going to support you :yep:

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Alexis Hamilton

Thanks. Yes I’m sad. I think a lot of people even though they may have it are totally ignorant to having it or don’t know how easy it is to get it etc. I am just struggling with I am relatively certain the person I got it from knew. Dating is hard enough as it is.  Sigh...

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