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This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding herpes issues such as: Herpes symptoms and treatments, causes, diagnosis, and herpes in men, tests, telling your spouse or partner.

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This is going to sound absolutely ridiculous, but I have an irrational fear of contracting genital herpes. I've been seeing a therapist, but lately I have relapsed. I know I do not have hsv 2, but I do have hsv 1 orally. I rarely get col...
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Just found out that I have genital herpes. I know that it was my initial outbreak because I took an IGG test and it came back negative 3 weeks after my last encounter. It has now been 8 weeks since my last encounter. I did not think t...
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I have HSV1 genitally for about 7 years. I always have my outbreaks in my butt crack (for lack of better words). I noticed a few weeks ago that I had a sore on my right thigh. It went away with out any treatment. Earlier this week I noti...
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Here's something I'm having problems understanding- asymptomatic herpes....How can a male be infected with genital herpes and not know it? I mean, from chat forums and other sites, it seems that if you had herpes, you would know. In fa...
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Hi! Ii've been told on this forum that my long term parntner and I should find out what our herpes status is. However every medical professional I have spoken to says it isn't necessary seeing as neither of us have had any cold sores on ...
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I had unprotected sex with a girl who had no obvious symptoms of herpes. She also claims she doesn't have it, which doesn't mean anything since she's never been tested. This happened about 2 months ago. I never developed any symptoms unt...
Tyco22 | Last answer
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I had unprotected sex with a new partner three times. After the last time we were intimate, about two days later, I had an incredible amount of yellow discharge. I went to the OB and she thought it might be a strept infection in my vag...
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I'm a male in mid-20s. Last month I had unprotected sex with a woman I shouldn't have slept with. Within the same day, I began getting symptoms of an STD. I provided a timeline of events below. Could this be from herpes? Day 1: I had ...
tjhun | Last answer
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Quick question actually a few to educate myself. I went to the doctor two weeks ago regarding what I thought was just an infection which turned out he said it was Herpes. I can't get into my gyno for another 2 weeks and he couldn't do a ...
Lostinthoughts16 | Last answer
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Hi everyone, I am hoping you can help. I am still learning and doing a ton of reading and research. I had what i believe (and my doctor believes) my first outbreak a few months ago. I had one sore which I didn't think much of until...
TXliving | Last answer
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I have genital hsv 1 and I fear that I might be having an outbreak so I started taking antivirals, I feel irritated and like I have tiny cuts and bumps in my vagina. I also have a yeast infection, not sure if my irritation is due to the ...
Penelope25 | Last answer
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Ten days ago I had protected sex with an escort. She had no obvious sores and there was no issues with the condom. Two days ago, so 8 days after I was with her, I noticed a red eruption at the base of my penis and about an inch above tha...
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I'm pretty sure i have herpes but haven't been tested. My dr. said I had a UTI and prescribed me antibiotics. Im pretty sure it is caused by HSV, so i started taking Valtrex. Can I take both, antibiotics and antiviral for a UTI. I neve...
CM76 | Last answer
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Hi i would appreciate some advise. Sorry for the long story but here goes, i had a lot risky sex 1 year ago and had a lot if health issues but all tests came back negative. I took an igg test at past 6 months also negative. I then had pr...
soaddict | Last answer
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My question is this, my healthcare person (nurse I'm guessing) called me and informed me that my test results me that I do not have HSV 2, but I was exposed to some strain of herpes sometime in my life such as canker/cold sores. When I ...
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All, New to this forum have a quick question. I was tested for herpes about 6 months ago and came back negative. about two months ago I received oral sex from a girl for about a minute but that was it. A month after that I noticed tw...
carnellcadillac46 | Last answer
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I tested positive for HSV2 in 2013 by PCR, swab culture. I average 5 to 6 outbreaks a year lasting 8 days on average. I am not on suppressive therapy by choice. My spouse and I are ready to have children but the idea of being pregn...
candace42 | Last answer
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can general herpes be transmitted through injection of a needle?
randomjoel | Last answer
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About six months ago I had a hemorrhoid flare up and treated it with a prescription foam and tucks pads. The problem was no one seemed to have the same symptoms I was experiencing. I had severe nerve pain that would sometimes paralyze me...
mercy25 | Last answer
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Around a year ago, i was sexually active and woke up one morning after and found a red spot on my inner thigh that seemed to missing skin and was moist. I was scared it was herpes, but then went to a center and was told it was a fungal i...
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