Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
I just found out I have herpes. Now what?
So I just got diagnosed within the last 2 weeks with herpes and I am wondering now what?  What does this mean?  I have not found out if it is HSV 1 or 2.  So I just want to be as informed as I possibly can so I can handle the outcome.  

I am married and it was given to me by my adulterous spouse.  But now that he is gone, I am just trying to get my life back in order.  I never thought this could happen to me so I never paid much attention to it.  So here are my questions.

I have never had a break out that I know of but I do shave my genital area and I notice that I get ingrown hairs but I am keeping a close eye on everything happening down there.  Do increased ingrown hairs mean anything?  What sort of symptoms am I looking to get?  When would herpes be passed along?  Is there a time that it is dormant?  I have a child if I give him a kiss on his cheek or forehead is he going to catch anything?  Do I have to start sterilizing my home?  I just need to protect him, my son.

When can herpes be passed?  If I don’t have symptoms how do I know when to not kiss or have sex ( in the far future of course) with anyone?  Can I still have children?  Can I wear thongs? Use tampons? Should I chose scented versus non-scented?  Is my life over?  I’m very ignorant here so please any information you can provide would be helpful.
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
101028 tn?1419606604
How were you diagnosed then if you've never had an ob?  

The herpes handbook at www.westoverheights.com is a terrific resource to learn more at. I recommend reading it when you get the chance.

Yes you can still have babies.

Yes you can still use tampons ( always chose nonscented - less risk of vaginitis ).

No your life isn't over.

grace
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Herpes Community Resources
Top STDs Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
Fleetwood20
Avatar n tn
Blank
veryworried420
3149845 tn?1452625053
Blank
Life360_Dave
fort lauderdale, FL
101028 tn?1419606604
Blank
gracefromHHP
PA
Avatar m tn
Blank
feelingundone
1998092 tn?1391246445
Blank
catinbarefeet