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thisishard88 posted:
okay so i have been reading discussions and stuff. when i was diagnosed, the doc said that i was positive for herpes and that herpes 1 and 2 are like the same in the genital area.. so i'm confused. whats the difference in having herpes 1 in the genital region than herpes 2? or is that possible? and should i get retested to make sure which one i have? i was 17 when i was diagnosed so i'm not sure if i remember everything.. what should i do?
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betsyo1967 responded:
definitely read the herpes handbook. it's in our resource section. it's free to read online . i t will answer all ofyour questions.

it does matter if you have hsv1 or hsv2 genitally so if your provider didn't test you for type, you'll need to follow up on that too.
Talking about std testing is NORMAL and something we all should be doing EVERY TIME before we have sex with a new partner :)


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