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Charla

I have recently been visibly diagnosed with herpes (most likely HSV-2), I and my partner have really struggled to come to terms with this outcome. I am worried this will become a deal breaker in the relationship and if not will heavily affect our sex lives. 

What recommendations do people have about overcoming this? We are unaware of his herpes status however believe he is negative for the time being. If he turns out to be positive I am worried the possible guilt (as we believe I contracted it first) will also affect the relationship. 

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WilsoInAus

@Charla I know it’s hard, but you need to get all facts on the table before reaching any conclusions at all. 

Both you and your partner need the IgG HSV-1 and HSV-2 tests and ai hope you’ve had a swab of your lesions?

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Charla
11 hours ago, WilsoInAus said:

@Charla I know it’s hard, but you need to get all facts on the table before reaching any conclusions at all. 

Both you and your partner need the IgG HSV-1 and HSV-2 tests and ai hope you’ve had a swab of your lesions?

I have done, he is going as soon as possible. We know he has had HSV-1 since childhood. However, since being with me he has had other symptoms so I worry I have passed HSV-2 to him as well.

Time shall tell 

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1 hour ago, Charla said:

I have done, he is going as soon as possible. We know he has had HSV-1 since childhood. However, since being with me he has had other symptoms so I worry I have passed HSV-2 to him as well.

Time shall tell 

But where would HSV-2 actually come from?

If this proves to be herpes, it would more likely appear to have come from your husband's oral HSV-1 infection and passed to you through kissing and oral sex!

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