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I am grateful to find this message board. I'm 22 and have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for a little over a year. He was my first partner and has been my only partner. He is 27 and has had a few partners in the past, but said he is free of diseases. We started being intimate about three months ago, but did not use protection for oral sex. Two weeks ago I started feeling different. It started with an ache in my shoulders that eventually spread to most of my body. I felt tired all the time. Then the itching started in my genital area. I haven't noticed any blisters exactly, but I had an area that was sore even just to have clothing against it. The skin down there got very dry and turned brown before flaking off. The skin now cracks and sometimes bleeds. I have never experienced anything like this and am not sure who to turn to. The only relief I have found is taking showers. Eventually I suspected that it might be std related, so I went to a clinic to be tested, only to find that the clinic in my area does not test for herpes. I guess I'm hoping someone out there could give their opinion. I'm pretty sure it is what I have, but am not sure how or where to go to get tested, or if I should even bother as I've been reading that there is no cure. I haven't talked to my boyfriend about it. I am worried that he will get angry and don't even know how to bring it up. I'm sad to think that I may have gotten something like this from him, and scared because I feel like there is no one I can talk to. I just needed to share, and if anyone has suggestions for ways to stop the itch, please share. I've tried oatmeal baths, rubbing alcohol, and zinc ointment.


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    • Roja
      Why is it your worst fear to have GHSV-1? 
    • Miss Horne
      Not sure if this has already been mentioned before, could we donate to his lab? Hsv specifically? 
    • Gems
      It can be very difficult to diagnose I do not know the lab discussed here but I have read about sexual health clinics that no longer use the blood tests for this reason of false negatives. Even swabs can be hard they were in my case.  I know I have it and never resorted to the biopsy.

      Do your own research and consult with GP's. I would assume you have this until its totally ruled out.  

      I read about a person on this site who tested neg on the IgG and pos on the weston blot.

      Please do your own research. 
    • Gems
      If it is an issue why not speak to admin about creating two separate threads...one for those looking at natural management and "supposed" natural cures and one looking at medical breakthroughs. That way both interests are served, no one is offended and people who wish to look at both can. No one is excluded and everyone included. Those who want to stay with the medical threads can. Maybe there will be less issues that way. 

      Personally I would prefer not to engage with those who are seeking vaccines and gene tech ect esp if they are nasty or condescending and prefer to support and encourage like minded without the excessive debates in a supported enviro.

      Just putting it out there.

      @Heatbroken Sydney

    • Gems
      do not panic. be more careful in future and work through the tests. you are better to assume you do and isolate a bit and watch the symptoms. it is hard to test for via blood, and swabs. weston blot is supposed to be most reliable and biopsy too although extreme. red lump that sort of crusted - well herpes symptoms vary widely. 

      it can be hard to deal with doctors as they can assume you do not have it if some test come back neg...they do not always take the attitude to look for it.

      do not panic and follow the steps and research.

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