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Hello to all,

I have been lurking since early February of this year, when I had what I feel is my first OB. I was in denial for too many days, so missed my chance to get a culture swab. I did not realize I had to insist on being seen while there were some good sores to swab.

I did not want this diagnosis on my medical records, so did not use my company health insurance. I went to Planned Parenthood and paid cash. Although to me, the sores looked and felt like what I expected herpes to be, the dr would not commit to the diagnosis. I tried to save one unopened sore, but she said that I was healing and probably too dry to get a good swab. She did try but then I find out that the clinic sent the swab to the lab in an expired container. The lab rejected the swab without even testing it.

So my chance to find out for sure was lost. They told me to come in immediately when I get my next OB. I have had nothing since that first OB, so it seems that my only recourse is the herpes blood test at 3 months from initial outbreak. Am I correct in my thinking? Do I have any other options to find out if I do have it?

The doctor did test for chlamydia, which was negative. She did find BV, so gave me the antibiotic for it. The BV cleared up with the medicine.

I was really upset at the beginning, but now I am just sad. I realize that it is a virus, and they are tough nuts to crack. I already have a couple autoimmune diseases for life, so this is just another lifelong issue.

I am acting like I have herpes. because I would rather be safe than sorry, but I do feel like I am in the Twilight Zone. It has been 2 months now, and the longer it gets from that time, the less I feel like I have it. I know...it is just wishful thinking on my part.

Thanks for listening and for all the great information and support on this board.

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It has been 2 months now, and the longer it gets from that time, the less I feel like I have it. I know...it is just wishful thinking on my part.

Oh do I know that feeling! I got my results in an std screening. I have never had an ob and don't feel any different that I did before I knew, except that I am paranoid about every itch and twinge now. I have to go back in 2 weeks to get retested and part of me is holding out hope that it will come back negative but I don' t have that good of luck. Get a bloodtest, I think that is the only way you are going to find out unless you have another ob, which I hope you don't. Best of luck and if it does come back + then we are here for you! ~Sasha~

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