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Hi, I’m new here and just looking for support and to see if anyone has a similar story.

im 90% I have some form of the virus and I am going to get tested on Friday.

I hooked up with a stranger about 2weeks ago, and have been itchy ever since. I also have had irratation and discomfort. Then a few days ago, ONE red sore appeared and I noticed it after scratching. It was painful for like an hour after scratching but now it’s fine and I don’t notice it. It doesn’t look “typical” but I know that everyones symptoms are so different.  I’ve also started to feel itchiness around my butt now but no sores or bumps. I also had a few headaches which isn’t normal for me. All of these symptoms are pretty mild minus the itchiness.

I know something is not right and all the signs are pointing to herpes. I’m pretty terrified,  but I’m just trying to come to terms with it as soon as possible. It feels like my life is over, but I know it will get better in time so the sooner I accept it, the sooner I can move on. Anyone have similar experience? Any advice on how to come to terms?

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