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Hi everybody, this is my first time ever posting on a forum. I was diagnosed with HSV1 and HSV2 7 years ago. I was a high school senior and my boyfriend at the time gave it to me. I had gotten really sick when I was first diagnosed: fever, swollen glands, chills, etc. My boyfriend had no idea that he had the virus, we continued to date for 6 more years and we recently broke up. At the time I never had to worry about HSV because I was with someone who had the virus but now that we are broken up it is something I worry about all of the time. I had recently started seeing someone about a month ago, and he has no idea that I have herpes. We have had sex 2 times, and I just couldn't tell him about my herpes, the fear of rejection was too high. I ended the relationship because I could not be open and honest with him to tell him about it. I feel so guilty and ashamed of myself and I am constantly worrying I gave it to him. If I could turn back time I would have told him at the very beginning. I feel like the worst human being,

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    • IloveCoco
      Omg you crack me up. Being reckless is sleeping with a condom and not having any other sexy foreplay before just in case? This was not a random dude I just met at the bar that night, he had been talking to me for 3 months before.  The lawyer was reckless for not disclosing or taking antivirals or whatever. I trusted him for being so nice to me. 
    • IloveCoco
      How could I have gotten hsv1 on my genitals as a child??? I’ve never had a coldsore either in my life. My body changed after I had sex with that idiot, which sucked  and it’s not pointless to know who did this to you when in some states it’s considered a crime to transmit an std to another person. 
    • sincere40
      Thank.you @Distraught1
    • Morpheo
      its very very very hard to know who gave it to you..my drs told me is pointless. and to come back positive for hsv1 on blood test, its alsaw kind of dumb because most people get it as children, and they dont have any outbreak..so could be the lawyer..or not...
    • blurneworder
      I am in a similar situation. I experience the dizziness every day. I feel fatigued most of my day. I get tiny cuts in the genital area and lips. I get burning/tiny red dots in the genital area. I get tingling sensations in different areas. Valocyclavir did not work for me. I have a tiny, white bump on my lip that crusted over. All tests (no Western Blot) have been negative. Blood work is negative. This all started after I had unprotected sex.   What are your oral outbreaks like?

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