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Hey guys, turns out my boyfriend has herpes meningitis and he may have given it to me (though I'm not sure if it's full-blown meningitis since I've only had headaches and stiff neck, but no fevers, vomiting or any of the other symptoms like he did).
Anyways, my question is, since he has herpes meningitis, does this mean he has herpes (the STD)? And has he passed it to me? We haven't had sex..
Also, we've been together for 7 months; how did he get this? Did he cheat?
He went to the hospital cause he had a severe headache, light sensitivity, fever, and vomiting. There they did a lumbar puncture and told him he had viral meningitis, and started him on Valtrex, which is an antivirus for herpes.
I haven't had any tests for herpes; I'm a virgin, and thus have never concerned myself with the possibility of an STD.
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