I have been diagnosed with genital herpes, but never with a specific type. I'm also scared now that I might have oral herpes. I have a few questions.
Will the blood test tell me if I have both, or just if I have herpes in general?
Is it possible to get a false positive result from a swab? I ask this because my initial genital test was a swab test that came back positive one time, and negative another. Since the positive result I've lived as though I have genital herpes, but now that I think I might have oral herpes, I'm unsure how to proceed.
Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.
Hey. I'm sorry you are going thru all of this. I've read it not uncommon to have an additional breakout within 30 days of the initial one. Just know, in time, it does get better. Less painful..less frequent. Also, the medical community is moving closer to a cure every day. I truly believe it's not very far into the future. This is a good place to talk...dont isolated yourself.
I was diagnosed Monday by swab on my genitals. This is my first outbreak, I’ve been on Acyclovir since Monday. Everything was clearing up until today I noticed a new blister. 😭 Does this mean the Acyclovir is not working? Is it normal for more to pop up?
The diagnosis alone has me feeling completely helpless and alone, now with the outbreak coming back I don’t know I can do this anymore. I have been crying all week.