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Gender: F
Age: 21
Married: N
State: missouri
Country: usa
Experience...
I just found out I had herpes yesterday and I`m only 21. I am so upset, ashamed, embarrassed, and mortified. I want to hide in a corner and just die, but I keep telling myself it will get better. I was with this man on and off for five years. I believe when we had unprotected sex is when he gave it to me. I trusted him and than to have this happen is definently an eye opener. Scary! At this point I don`t know what to do or who to talk to. My mom is mad at me, I`m scared to tell my friends, and well the guy is convinced it wasn`t him. Ahhh I just need some support! =-( [46803]

Gender: F
Age: 36
Married: Y
State: Mt.
Country: US
Experience...
My ex boyfriend and i had anal intercourse without using protection.He gave me herpes. My first breakout started inside my anal cavity then spread to the outside and inside of my vagina. It lasted for over a month. The moral of this story is-not even once. Practice safe sex everytime. The condom is your best defence and you should use it for everthing. Oral,vaginal,and anal intercourse. [46793]

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Gender: F
Age: 27
Married: N
Country: Canada
Experience...
My situation is different from any other I`ve read. I contracted HSV-1 from a partner who had a canker sore in his mouth....which he didnt notice until the next day. He performed oral sex and the following day I noticed something wasnt right and then the 2nd day i had about 5 sores on my genitals. The sores were not blisters but just like a canker sore you would get in your mouth. I went to the doctor and the took swabs and was diagnosed with HSV-1. I have never had an outbreak since and have had unprotected sex with the same partner numerous times. Its has been over 3 years since I contracted the disease, I am wondering if I even have it or if they can test me for it somehow to make sure. Maybe I`m just lucky??? [46792]

Gender: F
Age: 43
Married: N
State: Texas
Experience...
I contracted herpes during my first sexual encounter so I have had it my entire adult life. I successfully got pregnant at 21 and delivered my child vaginally without any problem. In fact, I never once had an outbreak while pregnant. My husband did not contract herpes for several years into our marriage. As time went by, I had fewer and fewer outbreaks and they were less severe and healed rapidly. I have gone several years without an outbreak. After my divorce, I was careful about my sexual activities and lived with one man for over a year who never contracted herpes although we always had unprotected sex. I have become adept at recognizing the signs of an outbreak and avoiding sex when it occurs. Oddly, my sores have typically always occurred on my upper pelvic bone area, not my vaginal area (although i have had a few there). It is not the end of the world to live with this disease. It is manageable. The worst issue is confessing the truth to your partner!! Someone without herpes usually has a very freaked-out view of it and what it involves!! [46788]

Gender: F
Age: 38
Married: N
State: BC
Country: Canada
Experience...
It has affected my life completely. I have fears of intimacy, pregnancy (I have no children). I break out in the virus all over my face in the sun, in the cold, under stress, it basically runs my life. I am scared to have intercourse in case I break out. I cannot have a relationship. [46787]

Gender: F
Age: 51
Married: N
State: GA
Country: U.S.
Experience...
My boyfriend gave me herpes, but claims he didn`t know he had it. We had been tested for everything else, so this was quite a shock. Now I don`t believe that he didn`t know...he has since moved on to a new girlfriend and I don`t think he is being honest with her, either. [46778]

Gender: M
Age: 26
Married: N
State: New York
Country: Wayne
Experience...
The last girl friend i had i found out she was cheating on me. So i went and had a general STD test done cuz i was freaking out. It came back negative, about 6 months later i noticed that i had these little bumps on my penis and they just itched a lot, so i went to the doctors had a blood draw done and the test came back negative so i was super excited. Well its been a year since then and I`ve had no sexual partners. Well i got those little bumps again, and they drew more blood (for some reason my bumps never turn into ulcers so they can`t do a culture) well any who the test came back positive. There`s this girl that i really like and idk how to tell her and im kinda stressing out about it. [46772]

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Gender: F
Age: 28
Married: N
State: Minnesota
Country: USA
Experience...
I tend to get sores on other parts of my body. About once a year I will get a bad outbreak in an odd area such as my wrist or on my legs. These large outbreaks take the longest to heal and I don`t know why I get them in these odd places to begin with. I never have an outbreak in the same area twice in a row. I think that it is odd, but I deal with it and make sure everything is properly bandaged so no one else comes into contact with the sores. [46771]

Gender: F
Age: 27
Married: N
State: NY
Country: United States
Experience...
I had contracted herpes type 2 having sex with a guy once, 3 years ago. Either he knew he had it and didn`t tell me or he didn`t know he had it. At first it was extremely uncomfortable for the first few months. The outbreaks were very uncomfortable and painful. It wasn`t until 6 months after I had it that I decided to get tested to reaffirm what I thought I had. Once I got the results, and got confirmation that I did have herpes, my doctor was able to give me a prescription of Valtrex. Since I have been on this medication I have had no symptoms, however the the most difficult part is the emotional aspect. It is difficult being single and having the virus. Over the past few years I have been so ashamed that I`ve ended relationships before it got too physical afraid to have the conversation. Since I`ve had the virus I`ve only told 2 people I dated, the others I ended it before getting the chance to take that next step. One didn`t want to take the risk, which I understand, and the other had it himself. It didn`t work out with the guy who had it. He ended up being abusive and cheated on me. I still find it hard to talk about it with someone I`m dating, but I am trying to deal with it and accept it, as I will have to learn to live with this for the rest of my life. I have to accept that herpes doesn`t mean it`s the end of my love life, and I have to have faith that I will someday meet someone who will not only be able to deal with it but love me despite it. Reading some of these stories, of people who have found someone with their condition has given me that hope, and I will just have to have the patience and faith that it will someday happen for me too. [46763]

Gender: F
Age: 16
Married: N
State: co
Experience...
When i was 13, i had never done more than kiss a boy. i did have a boyfriend of five months. but again no more than kissing. one day, i noticed something... odd going on. i did not want to tell anyone because i felt awkward talking about my issues. thats personal you know? after about three weeks its progressively got to the point i couldn`t go to the bathroom. i didn`t go for three days. eventually i broke down and told my mom. shes a trauma nurse, so of course she knew exactly what it was. we went to the ER and i was diagnosed with type two. three years later... i still have no idea how i got it... even though simply knowing i have it is hard, Ive learned to live with it. recently i lost my virginity after 11 months. of course i told him first, months before. it was harder to say than i thought... but he was completely amazing about it. he accepted me for who i was and we had a happy honest relationship after that. remember, honesty is key but careful who you trust.. [46758]

Gender: F
Age: 22
Married: N
State: CA
Country: USA
Experience...
I just found out I had genital herpes 2 weeks ago. All I want to do is hide in the corner and cry as the world passes me by. I usually have an optimistic view on challenges but this one seems to be so overwhelming. I was in love in a 4+ year relationship and got my heartbroken. The next few months I became more permiscuous, having a few new partners, trying to subdue the pain, and this is where I`m ending up, feeling more alone than ever. My greatest fear. I`m so embarrassed and ashamed. Never thought it would happen to me, I thought I could just take some pills and it would disappear. But no, this is forever now. I believe I contracted it from someone who didn`t know. He was alot older so I trusted him more easily than I should have. I had a bad feeling, like I almost knew. It has already been a very physically painful experience. Probably the most pain I`ve ever felt in my life. From fever to body ache to sharp pain, itchy open soars. The virus is already a huge issue in itself, but the social stigma associated with it is going to be a battle in itself. I am just trying to be patient, and take this as a humbling life perspective changing experience. I hope/pray those I encounter will be understanding. I just wanted to thank all of you who posted your experience as well, it has helped tremendously reading your stories and learning as well. [46753]

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