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    found out I had herpes
    kikilee1985 posted:
    Today I found out that I have herpes, I am devastated as I've been with my partner for a year and a half.. I know that I could have contracted it years ago but this is the first time I have had an outbreak... I'm so embarrassed but my partner seems to be understanding.. Obviously I've been questioning him thinking the worst... I've recently been through a very hard stressful time so don't know if this is why it's happening... I am at a loss ans need someone to explain why it's happened, thanx
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    Anon_2000 responded:
    Duplicate post
    helpinghand123 responded:
    Someone could have herps and not even no it because you can have it and never get symptoms but yes stress can course an outbreak because your body is worn down so the virus can because active

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