Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    An_248190 posted:
    hello i am 49 yrs old and was just diagnosed with herpes, I dont understand, how, cause i have been in a 21 yr marriage, and have been separated for the last 6 months, i found someone and had sex one time and it was safe sex. I am totally scared, and confused, if anyone is willing to talk, please do so.
    abe648 responded:
    How were you diagnosed as haveing herpes? Do you know if it is HSV2 or HSV 1 genitally? Has anyone given you oral sex recently? If so it could be HsV 1 genitally.

    If it is HSV 2 and you do not think that you got it from your most recent partner then you have had this for years and just now had your first ob. If you had a blood teest to confirm your status then ask for a copy of the numeric test results and post them on here. so someone can confirm your status.

    You could have had this for years and just now had a first ob. You would not be the first to have been in a comitted relationship for many many years and suddently gotten your furst ob. Many poeple have been married for many years and suddently get an ob. That could be 10, 20 or 30 years or more.
    Read more in the Herpes Handbook. Watch the Herpes Video and Terri Warren's book The Good News about the Bad News. All located under the heading Herpes at

    Helpful Tips

    positive results
    I had unprotected sex with a woman 3 weeks before I had this tests done. here are my results: HSV 1/2 IGG HERPESELECT HSV 1 IGG ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Helpful Resources

    Be the first to post a Resource!

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.