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Genital Herpes
An_208406 posted:
How in the world do you know if you had genital herpes for years or if the guy had it for years and gave the disease to you? I recently have been seeing this guy for the past two years and just recently had sex with him. A few weeks later I have itching and burning with urination, and red skin in the genital area. But a 7-8 months ago I had an anal rash that came and then would go away. Then would come and go for months.No doctor did any cultures whatsoever! Pathetic! I went to a gynecologist and she cultured me but not for Genital Herpes. So then she send me to an Infection Control Doctor who did a Viral culture and put me on Famvir TID for 7 days. It has helped but it still itches. Oh and I find out this week the culture results. But I am certainly not optimistic at all! I am very saddend by this. I want to know who gave who this? I haven't been with another man in like 14 years and that guy used a condom back then!! So is this new guy definately the culprit? I care about him lots and do not want to lose him! How do I tell him?? I know I have to.
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911STD responded:
Can anyone answer my questions for me on this?
chddb1 replied to 911STD's response:
No testing to determine how you contracted the virus only that you have it. I would drop that thought process of who gave it to you, and concentrate on controlling, managing, and living with HSV.
betsyo1967 responded:
has your current partner been tested for herpes? if not, that's your next step.

did your viral culture come back as herpes positive? if so, was it hsv1 or hsv2?
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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