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Gender: F
Age: 42
Married: N
State: n.c.
Country:usa
Experience...
I contracted herpes in High School and had to be hospitalized it was so severe.I missed graduation.My first love said he never had it-s-o-o? Anyway-my mom took me to church and they prayed for me and I haven`t had any signs of it anymore. I am now 43 years old. Could I be a carrier? [46596]

Gender: M
Age: 39
Married: Y
State: TX
Country:
Experience...
yes, my symptoms showed up on my buttocks which i thought was strange; never had any lesions or sores anywhere else until the second outbreak on my buttocks; possible oral/sexual contraction which was dormant for years i assumed until my body became excessively stressed mentally, physically inclusive with a poor appetite. Other medical situations which caused me to take certain pills may have added in the outbreak as well. [46595]

Gender: M
Age: 31
Married: N
State: WA
Country: USA
Experience...
Got it from my 2nd girlfriend at age 23, didn`t find out until i was 31. They should include herpes tests with normal STD tests even if someone is not showing symptoms. [46594]

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Gender: F
Age: 18
Married: N
State: maryland
Country: U.S.A.
Experience...
I just found out i had herpes a few days ago. It was hard to hear it coming from my doctor cause i was hoping it was going to be something curable, but of course i have no luck. its really hard to deal with and i cry alot. i wish the guy i slept with knew, or would have told me he had this. i try not to stress about it cause i know it can make it worse but its breaking my emotions down this really does suck and this first outbreak is very irritating i just want it to be over with i`m taking the meds and the ointment my doctor gave me it just seems to be getting worse at times but im sure it will get better soon i hope, My mother has been very helpful and understanding, she told my its not that serious i will live through it and it could happen to anyone. which is true, if you get herpes do not think your dirty its just a virus. i mean we all get colds dont we? of course we do. just think positive and you will get yourself through this, i can not wait till my first outbreak is gone i will be happier then ever. just remember you are not the only one and it could happen to the cleanest person in the world, so stand tall and dont let this simple thing ruin your life its just a little bump in the road that is gonna make you stronger [46590]

Gender: F
Age: 28
Married: N
State: Ontario
Country: Canada
Experience...
I contracted herpes from a guy I was dating when I was 17. I was really ashamed and saddened, because I knew I had it, because it hurt to walk, it itched, there were soooo many sores and I had to tell my mother, because I had to get a prescription to get rid of it. She was a nurse too, but she never said anything, although she probably knew something was up at the time. I am 28 now, and I am getting into a serious relationship. I am dating the guy I one day want to marry. I don`t know how he will take the news, because although we haven`t had sex yet, I very much feel he needs to know. Coming across this site has helped a ton, to let me know that I am not alone, and it has not changed me as a person, and that I am still loved and a beautiful person. I hope they find a vaccine for this soon. Although I know it`s not true, I just feel like I am "tainted" or "unclean". The trick is to love myself, my body, and know that it`s okay, that I am okay. Meditation and being kind and good to myself, my spirit, mind and body has helped a ton. Yoga, meditation, exercise, sleeping enough, diet and keeping stress to a minimum helps tons. [46584]

Gender: F
Age: 17
Married: N
State: Washington
Country: United States of America
Experience...
I just got a cold sore, may have given him it when I went down on him. I wish there were more information about this type of transmission, because I don`t know. [46582]

Gender: F
Age: 19
Married: N
State: Bronx
Experience...
I just found out I have Herpes & Im still learning how 2 cope w. this. Its soo hard to. Ive already had problems b4 this. I juss had a miscarriage & I had Gonnerhea. Smh. The pain I have is unbearable. I have alot of lesions & its hard to walk & bathe. Ugh! I will get thru this. My life isnt over. [46579]

Gender: F
Age: 21
Married: Y
State: CA
Experience...
Other than the initial shock of finding out I have an incureable virus that I will have for life, herpes has not caused me too many problems. I have a boyfriend who loves me in spite of my condition, we have an 11 month old, beautiful, healthy baby boy and another on the way. I have outbreaks maybe 3x a year (allthough during pregnancy they happen more often) and they literally last about 2 to 3 days with meds. Pain is very minimal and i havent had an actual lesion in over a year and a half. The stigma is the worst thing about this stupid virus! Once you can get over that, you will realize that herpes really isnt a big deal. No one has to know unless u plan to have sex with them so to everyone else, you are still the same, beautiful old you. There are people out there willing to look past it, a lot more than you`d think so dont lose hope! Life goes on after herpes! [46574]

Gender: M
Age: 21
Married: N
State: Ca
Country: usa
Experience...
I guess I can say i`m lucky. I do not have a serious case. At first I just had bumps on my penis, but then it got painful. I took some valtex and all the serious problems are gone. I have had this for about 2 years and I have had have given it to myself on my face. They`re just little bumps, but sometimes they reden and itch a little. I think I got this from a girl that gave me oral sex when i was living in Ny. She said she never had any type of intercourse either. I have never dealt with anything like this before. It really hits me deep. Your man-hood is tainted it feels. I have told many of my friends, but I don`t want to be the victim. I have tried to be upfront as possible about all of this but damn is it hard. Just don`t take it too hard, it can happen to the best of us. And when you think you do have it, try to leave it alone, Because you don`t want it to spread. There is much advice to find out there, and we are still loved. [46573]

Gender: F
Age: 25
Married: Y
State: texas
Country: u.s.a
Experience...
I am 25, married, and have 2 children. Have never had an outbreak, or symtoms. I went for my yearly pap and decided to go ahead and get a full round of test, like I do every year and the results said I had the virus! I was so grossed out.. and a little confused cause I have never had an out break, and I have been with my husband for 5 years. I never thought this would happen. Now all I can think about is... what if I get an outbreak, and how often. I should have been careful. I guess all I can do is get educated so I will be prepared for my first outbreak. [46572]

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Gender:F
Age: 27
Married: N
State: tx
Country: usa
Experience...
I get really depressed when I think about it! I have a lot of health problems so my immune system is low, thus making outbreaks occur more! Its more annoying then painful. When I get this tenderness on my hamstring and urinate more I know I`m about to have an outbreak! Sometimes I can keep the sore from come by taking strong antibiotics and doubling up on my acyclovair. [46549]

Gender: M
Age: 50
Married: Y
State: oh
Country: usa
Experience...
each outbreak adds a new location to the skin lesions. Most are mucus membrane I.E. lips, sides of tongue, nostrils, anus, penis. one is at the boarder of a finger nail. also on the central forehead and forearm. This virus was gained from my wife who had contrated it from her mother. My first lesion was on my lip but I have autoinfected the other locations probably through touching my mouth then touching other parts of my body. most events are during concurrent infections. Currently I take Immunosupressants for MS including antivirals. I also have Ebstein Barr virus (mono). I believe MS will be found to be a genetic response to a resident or Herpe virus. [46542]

Gender: F
Age: 31
Married: N
State: NE
Country: US
Experience...
I`ve had herpes type I genitally since I was about 18. It`s really not the end of the world. I feel the best way to deal with it, other than living a healthy life, is to be very upfront and honest about it with your partners. I have found that many people are familiar with it, and are okay with it. I`m absolutely repulsed by the ignorance of some people though. There are many times where I`ve heard people gossiping about someone saying "I heard he/she has herpes". It irritates me. So I ask them if they have cold sores, and they say yes. So I tell them, well you have herpes too. The social stigma is just unreal. [46527]

Gender: M
Age: 41
Married: Y
State: maharashtra
Country: india
Experience...
Avoiding kissing to unknow person, and also sex with other partner u dont know, its really very irritating and it doesnt go easily, so we have to avoid oral kissing and sex with unknown partners. [46525]

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Gender: F
Age: 21
Married: N
Experience...
I am 21 years old and in a serious relationship. Everything has been perfect and my boyfriend and I are so happy and in love together. But this week I started getting a very sore throat, a UTI, and a fever. I went to the doctor, and she thought I had Mono, but those results came back negetive. The next day I started breaking out in sores on my vagina. And it only got worse. I just kept getting more, gradually appearing closer to the interior of my genitals. I was PANICKING. I tried calling gyno after gyno, but it was friday afternoon and all offices were closing. So I went back to the doctor the next morning (today) and she told me it might be herpes or it might be a staff infection. It really does look like herpes. My boyfriend told me he was never tested, although he never had any signs. (I don`t know WHY I never asked him if he`d been tested before we became sexually active. I feel like that`s a topic that should have come up.) I thought I had been tested, at trips to the gyno in the past for pap smears, but I learned today that when you get tested for herpes you have to give a blood sample, not just a sample of your vaginal fluid. I FEEL SO STUPID FOR NOT KNOWING THAT!!! I ALWAYS THOUGHT I WAS CLEAN BECAUSE OF WHEN THE GYNO WOULD TELL ME THAT EVERYTHING CAME UP NEGETIVE!!!! But apparently that`s only for HPV? Now either my boyfriend had it and didn`t know and gave it to me, or I`ve had it for a long time and might have given it to him. Monday, in two days, I am going to the gyno to get everything sorted out. And get all the answers I need. I really hope it`s not herpes. My boyfriend is also getting tested. I feel like my life is never going to be the same ever again. And I regret so much...I regret not being educated, like about what it means to GET TESTED, and I regret having unprotected sex before my current boyfriend. [46519]

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