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caught herpes! CONFUSED!
me and my partner have been together for just under 2 years and i have just been diagnosed with genital herpes, wow it hurts lol. i'm just wondering where it came from? and if my partner had it why have i only just caught it?
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1318465 tn?1340571541
Gential herpes comes from having sex with an infected person.  Or having oral sex with an infected person who has oral herpes.  Or that you hand skin-skin contanct with the lesion of an infected person.  

Just because you have it doesn't mean your current partner has it (however you have been with him for 2 years --so its likely both of you have it) .  It could mean you have a active sore outbreak and he doesn't.  Average outbreaks for genital herpes occur about 1 or 2 times a year.

You should tell him about you herpes diagnosis.  And learn more about your condition and what it means for the both of you.  
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aah okay. does it mean we caught it off an ex-partner? if so, why has it only just come to the surface? can you catch it other than off another person?
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1318465 tn?1340571541
It means one of you caught it off an ex- partner.   You are not born with genital herpes, so yes.  Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD).   It has "come to the surface" because it has been activated by stress or something like that ---its called an outbreak.     Please read about herpes here on the expert forum: http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Herpes/show/339
or google the basic questions.
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