Around the end of June, I met some one and we began dating i hadn't had sex for quite some time and so a few days later i felt some cuts and i was swollen down there..When I went to the doctor they said it looked like herpes and after they took samples with the swab they diagnosed me with Herpes Simplex 1 in my genitals. My partner claims he has never had anything like this and has never been diagnosed. The doctor stated that he may not be the culprit and that this may have been laying dormant and possibly the vigorous sex led to my first outbreak.
I don't know what to think, all I know is that I never thought something like this could happen to me and get very depressed...I feel so ashamed and just thinking about it and the fact that i can have another outbreak is horrifying. I am still with my partner but just thinking about having to tell some one in the future...ughh...its just soo sad. I am still traumatized and some times as I lay in bed have panic attacks from this whole thing....I do not know how to cope,,View Thread
@change89 well I haven't gotten serious with anyone yet to even get to the point where I have to disclose this information. However, I do still stress over it at times. I haven't had any break outs thank god and sometimes even forget this happened to me. I know exactly how u feel..trust me. You have to be positive and thank god it's not worse and the fact that this virus doesn't do anything to ur health. If some one loves u they won't care that's what I try reminding myself these things.View Thread
I was diagnosed with hsv 1 in my genitals..which is not so common but it was still an outbreak down there...I thought I was going to die...I cried...and cried..and felt alone. However I know hsv1 may not be exactly the same as hsv2 I still can understand what you are going through....
I haven't had any outbreaks since but I heard if you keep a healthy immune system that helps. Sad but I think this disease has become an epidemic....if some one really loves you it won't matter..think positive and it could have been worse..View Thread
As per my response to Elle, it is now 2yrs later and by now I am a bit more relaxed...I have even forgotten this happened to me...but now meeting and having to disclose this to some one....is absolutely terrifying. I have anxiety just thinking about it....
My dr. Said if I meet and become sexually active to use condoms ofcourse, but if it's serious and decide to go on pill...get tested have him tested and that he may even have this strain in his blood already since hsv 1 is soo common. I pray and wish this never happened to me...
Thank you again for your reponse...I don't feel so alone.View Thread
Elle0317 thank you for your response and it has now been two yrs. later...the guy who gave this to me is now my ex and yes he was positive for this strain..so I'm convinced he did give this to me. Anyhow, I'm not as freaked out as I used to be because I have not experienced any out break since the first time.
I even forgot this happened to me, even though now as I meet people and back in the dating scene...I'm absolutely terrified to have to tell them this....View Thread