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26F, diagnosed with HSV2 today

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Hi everybody. So glad to find this support group. Just found out today that I tested positive for HSV2. I've been trying to do my research, but the way I got HSV2 is unknown. Two weeks ago I felt what I thought was a "cut" down there after having sex. I never had this before, felt weird, didn't let it bother me any. After a couple of days it got worse and worse. Took a mirror down there and saw what it looked like ulcers. I was very confused, obviously. I finally decided enough was enough and went to the doctor for an emergency visit. I hadn't seen a gynecologist since I got married 7 years ago. Anyways, long story short, I got the call today that my test results were back from the swab culture and I was HSV2 positive. How long could I have had this? I've never had an outbreak before...my husband doesn't have any sores on him, soooo....how?! How could I have gotten it after having sex if he didn't have anything? I've been taking acyclovir for 6 days now, 2 pills 3x daily. Ulcers have finally cleared up. Based on what I read on the internet, it said herpes are blisters and they would crust over during the healing stage, but I never had blisters/crust? Can I only pass this to my husband if I have an active outbreak? Starting a medication (don't know the name yet) and will be taking a pill daily, does anyone else do this?

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It's very possible he or you were mostly a carrier.

Neither one of you have to have sores all you have to do is shed.

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