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Herpes Forum

Welcome to the Herpes forum. This forum is for questions and support pertaining to herpes simplex virus infections (HSV-1 and 2) and herpes zoster (shingles) and the virus that causes it, varicella zoster virus. Questions about genital herpes are welcome both here and on the STD Forum.

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Last April, I developed a burning sensation on my vagina, mostly the interior lips and vaginal opening. I cannot place the feel exactly... It's kind of like an icy hot burn, sometimes itchy feeling. This occured right after my period and...
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Hello I've been reading everything I can about HSV 2 through this site and felt its time I post my situation to get some guidance and or advice. My last physical was in 2011 and I was Positive HSV 1 >5 which i've known and negative f...
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I am 41 y.o. woman. In 2010 I asked GP to test me for STI upon learning of husband's affairs. type specific antibody test results: negative, < 0.9 HSV-1 IgG positive, 1.39 HSV-2 IgG husband took same test; negative for HSV-1 and HSV...
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Basic information I was just diagnosed with Herpes type 2 in June of 2009. I have put myself in an awful situation. I have fallen in love with a man and not told him of my diagnosis. I think this happen because I am so scared of loosi...
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My husband was my first sexual partner. When he had an encounter with someone else, we took STD tests and he tested negative for everything (including HSV I and II) twice, and I tested positive for HSV II twice (3.097 and 3.719). I never...
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Hi, 51 year old male married 25 years. I never cheated on my wife. I do not think she ever cheated either. She left in Feb of this year. I met 1 new female friend about 4 months ago and have had unprotected sex multiple times. She h...
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Good Day Dr, I'm 23,uncircumsized Asian man,been exercising reg'ly and hv smoked for the past 5 yrs.My work made me away from home for long periods of time and I have the habit of visiting brothels and massages abroad/locally,for sexual...
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Greetings. Ok so about feb 1st I received unprotected oral sex from a girl who afterwards told me she had hsv-2 (she confirmed it by igg specific testing). It was a one time encounter. Since then I tested negative around 3 weeks post...
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Hi Terri, I apologize for short hand, trying to keep it brief. Jan 23 Mutual Masturbation with SW. 9-12 days in developed urethritis(swabbed the urethra, neg for gon and chlmd) 12 days in took 1000mg Azithromycin and 3 days of...
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I have previously been both HSV-1 and HSV-2 negative ( was tested for fertility treatments.) However, I recently foolishly engaged in unprotected orogenital sex and contracted oral HSV-2, (most likely given no prior antibodies to HSV-1....
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Hello, I'm incredibly scared about the risks of Genital Herpes transmission from an infected male to a none infected female. I have had protected vaginal sex with a man that has been diagnosed with HSV2. We had sex a total of 5 times ...
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Hello, I am looking for some professional insight about herpes. I had a possible exposure almost 4 months ago now and am now worried that I may have herpes. I posted my risk on the community forum and received feedback which was gr...
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I have had cold sores off and on my entire life. 2 days ago one popped up in the corner of my mouth, no big deal. then another cluster and another and another. Half of my upper lip and now a cluster on my lower lip. I have not ever h...
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Hi there, while reading on this site I found out that it is possible to get herpes on the chest. I was recently with a woman who was naked although we did not have sex. In fact the only thing that happened is that we spoke, I hugged her ...
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About 2wks. Recieved n gave oral sex. A few days later I got a little burning after urinating I thought it might have been a urinary tract infection or bacterial infection( this is after months of no sex). Then I thought maybe while he h...
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7 weeks ago I received unprotected oral sex from someone I don't know. Three days later I woke up feeling sick and had a swollen gland in my groin and a sore throat. (We kissed also.) Burning feeling in my urethra probably around day ...
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I am looking for reassurance, based on date found on Medhelp, that this is not herpes, hpv, warts. I had an exposure on March 29th, which was primarily mutual masturbation and a brief instance of his penis rubbing on mine (maybe 5-10 se...
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Ok, so i received two different IGG antibody tests that came back positive for hsv-2, and negative for hsv-1. The first was an ELISA test, and it was equivocal the first time they performed it. Then they performed it again a minute later...
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Hi Dr, In the recent year, i used to go to legal brothels 10 times. Always used condom. 3 times got unprotected oral. The last visit (14 weeks ago), condom was broken at the end of the intercourse ( 4 mins). (9 weeks ago), I went to...
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I've suspected I've had GHSV for years after having unprotected sex with someone I later suspected of having GHSV. We had sex multiple times, about 8 years ago. I once had a rash that the doctor thought was a reaction to the Nuva-Ring, a...
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