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Oral Sex Herpes Questions 
My ex - husband cheated on me and I haven't been with anyone since I found I out that I had herpes.... several years have passed and thanks to Valtrex …

Herpes Medication 
I was diagnosed with herpes about 2 years ago and the first year was pretty bad. But now I don't take any medications for it I rely on PROBIOTICS, vitamins …

Can't find these answers elsewhere :( 
I was diagnosed with genital HSV-1 last December so I've had the virus for about five months. I have taken the time to put myself in a more positive mindset …

How long before I stop feeling disgusted with myself? 
I am 20 years old now. I have had HSV 2 for about one year now. I caught it from my boyfriend, who never has outbreaks and even tests negative! I had …

How do I get past the overtly angry rejection of a love interest? 
I am a kind, attractive, accomplished, middle aged woman who was diagnosed with genital herpes over 12 years ago. Since, I've had two long term relationships …

Experiences With Acyclovir? 
Has anyone had any bad side effects with acyclovir? Especially using it long term? I read some things like dizziness, confusion, and that its not a good …

Does Anyone Have Any Positive Experiences About Being Told They Have Herpes? 
This might sound like a weird question. I am a sexual health specialist nurse in the UK and I am looking at my skills of giving a herpes diagnosis. I …

How Do You Know You're Shedding?? 
Well I was dating someone for a month and half and he never told me he had HSV 2 well. We had sex and it was unprotected. He ignored me a week later, …

Hugging 
I was recently diagnosed with Herpes 1 and 2. So I'm in that "Cave" phase right now and not feeling too good about myself. I am a hugger and love …

How To Tell My Partner?? 
I was recently diagnosed with herpes. I was with my ex for a year and a half and I was 100% loyal to him. About 3 weeks ago I discovered he physically …

I may have transmitted herpes to my son and am devastated. How do I talk to him? 
I am a 53 year old married mother of 2. I was raped when I was 15. I have had this entire time break out's of my rear end sometimes several times a year …

If I am not having an outbreak can I have a guy go down on me? Will it spread to him as oral herpes, or is it only a risk when I have an outbreak? 
I am 23 years old and I was diagnosed with herpes this past February. It has been a hard road, especially since the guy who gave it to me handled it so …

What if the Talk Creates More Confusion?  
I have recently just started dating since I discovered I had herpes almost 2 years ago. Finally after many bad dates, I found someone I was really interested …

Self Hate 
I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes at the beginning of this year. It was the most horrifying and embarrassing day of my life. I'm 18 years old. I’m thinking …

How Do You Cope?? 
I'm 21, just got diagnosed with herpes 2 days ago. I have a wonderful family life, two beautiful children and a loving fiancé; I thought my life was on …

Angry 
I was lying in bed this morning and I got a phone call. It was my doctor; I thought they were calling about the prescription I hadn't picked up yet. I …

Just Found Out I Have Herpes 
I have just found out I have genital herpes I have met someone new and been seeing them for a couple of months, I have done oral sex and let them touch …

In Need of Some Soothing Words 
I am 22 years old. I caught my ex boyfriend cheating on me and broke up with him. Shortly after, I met a really amazing guy. I never thought I would find …

I'm Not Ready To Talk 
I'm 19. I haven’t told anyone yet, not even a doctor. This is actually my first time speaking on it with anyone except the person who gave this terrible …

Just Found Out 
I'm an 18 year old girl that was just diagnosed with GH. I went to the doctor thinking something was going wrong with my UTI, what are these painful bumps, …

Please Shed Some Light 
My boyfriend has HSV-1, in his genital region. He has only ever had one outbreak, and that was about a year ago when he contracted the disease from his …

How Can I Convince Her To Let Me In? 
The sweetest, kindest, and most genuine woman I have ever met may have finally come into my life, and I think I may have been bit by the love bug. Although …

Oral Sex and Herpes 
My boyfriend and I just found out that we both have HSV-2. It started with me having an outbreak. He has never had one which is scary common as you …

Where Can We Go From Here? 
My girl friend came to me and said we needed to talk, she told me that she got tested and that it came back positive for herpes. I’m waiting on my test …

How Can I Get the Guy I'm Seeing to Accept That He Gave Me Genital Herpes? 
Hello, I am a 21 year old female that has been diagnosed with HSV-1 in the genital region only a few hours ago and I am completely devastated. I have …

Symptoms? 
Thanks for doing this first of all. There is so much misinformation out there, and even doctors seem to be confused. I had an encounter, and ten days …

It's Just Not Fair 
Yesterday I found out that I have HVS 2. I honestly have been a wreck for the past 5 days. I haven't eaten, or slept, or done much of anything besides …

I'm looking for advice on starting a relationship with a woman with herpes. 
I am 46 years old and I've met a WONDERFUL woman and we have been dating for 2 months. We are hitting it off swimmingly. The chemistry is great and we …

18 Years Old, in Pure Pain, Physically & Mentally... 
It hasn't been 24 hours yet since the doctor told me. I’m terrified, heartbroken and cold. I’m young, very young. 18 years old and I've barely scratched …

20 Years Old with Herpes and Scared 
Hi, I'm 20 years old and was diagnosed with herpes this morning and don't know what to do. I feel my life is over yet I still haven't fully realized the …

I Really Need Advice about My New Boyfriend vs Old "Positive" Boyfriend 
I'm currently dating this wonderful man. In the middle of this relationship I'm in my ex sends me a text message. He was my first and he said while I …

D.E.V.A.S.T.A.T.E.D 
I still can't believe it. It's been almost a week now since my doctor gave me the news, and I keep hoping I'll wake up and this will all just be a dream. …

Feeling Angry and Depressed 
Hello, first I would like to say, I am happy that I found this website. I just found out two days ago that I have herpes. It's so shocking to me. …

Mother of Two; Just Diagnosed, and Not Happy :( 
I'm 25, single mother of two, 3 midterms and a paper due this week and all I can think about is this horrible news that I was told about 9 hours ago. …

Kicked While Already Down 
I meet/fell in love with my fiancée about a year ago. A week ago I was diagnosed with herpes and I thought my life was over. A week prior to me finding …

Feeling Hopeless and Scared 
I am a 23 yr old girl who just found out to be positive with Genital Herpes. Right now I can't stop crying or feeling like my life is over. My outbreak …

17 and Scared Shitless.. Could Use Advice 
I was diagnosed with Genital Herpes on Halloween of this year, 2011: The scariest day of my life not the worst day. I know I've still got a lot of life …

I Just Found Out Today 
Only one week ago I had sex with another man, not my boyfriend. He is in jail right now and I can't really believe I let myself do that, but I sure am …

HELP!!!! 
Hi everyone. I am 28 yrs old and was just given the news that I have herpes. Right now, I am scared and I don’t know what to do. I have a boyfriend and …

Guess I'm Meant to be Alone 
Hi, I wrote Gary yesterday, after telling the guy I was seeing that I had a "cold sore" and since we can't seem to do anything other than "hit the …

Still Living My Life 
When I was 16 and a half, I got the herpes infection from my ex boyfriend. It really sucked because I was in a lot of pain and all I did was cry. But …

Just told him.. your opinion? 
I have had herpes for 2 years now. I got it from a man I was suppose to marry. I have had 2 boyfriends since then and I just told my boyfriend of only …

Living with My Herpes 
I've always gotten blisters since I was a little girl. When I was about eight years old I got a really bad break out. My top and bottom lip were filled …

That Day 
I was dating my son’s father for over a year and never had any outbreaks. Until about 6 months later I noticed white painful blisters. So I immediately …

Someone Please Help 
I know this is meant to be a success story but this is my last chance. My girlfriend was diagnosed with herpes about 3 months ago. We have not had sex …

Years of Sexual Abuse 
I am 20 years old and was diagnosed with herpes a few days ago. I am scared out of my mind bc it feels like a death sentence and I have nobody to …

Is this the most depressing place on Earth?? 
I just found out I have herpes two months ago. I am dealing with it fairly well, I know that there are many people with it and there are medications that …

Positive for Herpies at Seventeen 
I didn’t want to believe it man I still fucking don’t dude. I was diagnosed with herpies. I’ve never done anything to fucking deserve this. i was diagnosed …

Just Started Seeing This Girl With Herpes 
I just started talking to this girl about a month ago. Relationship-wise, she seems to be my perfect match. When she told me about her condition though, …

Never Having "The Talk" AGAIN! 
I contracted herpes 5.5 years ago from this a-hole I was dating. I remember it like it was just yesterday, he said he didn't know what I was talking about …

Not a Success Story: CRISIS! HELP! 
I was diagnosed with herpes about 2 years ago while being pregnant with my son. The great news was that, I delivered him safely, thank God. The bad part …

Did She Really Love Me? 
I was in a serious long term relationship with a girl. We had planned to marry and live together as well. We were in a long distance relationship for …

The Things That Herpes Experts Can't Seem To Tell You 
After pressing my luck with ASHA blogs, other support sites, and even paying for help from two professionals plus a local doctor, what is not told still …

Feeling Hopeless. Not rated yet
I am 18 years old. I was diagnosed with genital herpes (HSV1) within my first week of college, before I had any relations with anyone. I don't know where …

THERE IS HOPE- THE UPDATE Not rated yet
I would like to tell everyone that your body does heal. I have had this for 6 months, and I came up a remedy that keeps the pain away and the symptoms …

How To Cope!!! Sad & Confused... Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with hsv1 & 2 about 8 months ago!!! To say I was devastated n still is, is a UNDERSTATEMENT!! When my gyn doc told me I walked outta her …

What Do I Do Now?  Not rated yet
July 2014 I was told I had herpes from not 1 but 2 doctors. I was in denial and I went for the third test with a specialist. He then explained that I …

Newly Diagnosed; So Many Questions... Not rated yet
I'm not one to share my personal issues with strangers and I never use blogs. I was diagnosed almost 2 months ago I was totally shocked and did not and …

Feeling cheated by the one I love Not rated yet
Hello all, Just got diagnosed with HSV2 yesterday. I have had an active sex life but always have been very cautious and protected. About 11 months …

I Feel So Alone and Sad Not rated yet
My ex husband gave me herpes. I have never had a break out and the only reason I found out I had it was because I took a blood test at my annual exam. …

I feel so horrible about myself. I had unprotected sex with a guy I really liked.  Not rated yet
I don't know why I did it. I hadn't had sex in so long I just went overboard. That's no excuse and now I am in agony waiting to see if I have infected …

Extreme itch!!! Is this a normal symptom of genital herpes?? Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with genital herpes type 1, June this year. I was very devastated and shocked. How could it happened? The last time I had sex was April …

Herpes From Patient Care? Not rated yet
I'm 37 and trying to figure out how to handle the situation I was just put in. I was married to my high school sweetheart until we split 4 years ago and …

Is it possible to give someone genital HSV-1 if they already have oral HSV-1? Not rated yet
After 23 years of marriage, my husband recently filed for divorce. Once the divorce was final, I found a great guy and we started a relationship. He …

Herpes Hoax? Not rated yet
Hello everyone. I'm new to this 😬 but I have some questions, concerns, worries and I would like to tell my story. About a month me and my bf of five …

Should I Date Someone with Herpes? Not rated yet
I met this amazing girl. We text, talk, email and have been on one date. We have never more than kissed on the cheek. We seem to be really in tune …

Confused  Not rated yet
I got married in November of last year. I married a man twice my age. We have had several struggles with him being verbally abusive and mentally abusive. …

Questions About Herpes Transmission Not rated yet
My fiancé deliberately gave me herpes. His ex girlfriend advised me to get tested. I did. Now I have herpes 1 and 2! I'M VERY UPSET!!!!! HE KNEW that …

Please Help, I Need The Truth! Not rated yet
Hi there, I really need some advice on this one. I had herpes before I met my boyfriend and gave it to him. We slept together when I wasn't having …

Recently Diagnosed  Not rated yet
Hi everyone, I'm a 26 year old female and I just found out last week that I have HSV1. I'm not sure how I'm handling this. Sometimes I cry, other …

How do I Stop Worrying? What are the Signs? Not rated yet
Today, I am worried. I think that I was very careless and stupid even at my age (58). I had not dated for 15 years. I met someone and developed a what …

Need a Break- How to Gain Control and Encourage Dormancy Not rated yet
I got the news that I was pregnant and had gotten herpes from the same guy at the same time. I was alone and stressed. My daughter and I made it on our …

Diagnosed as folliculitis but wondering if it could be herpes? Freaking out!! Not rated yet
I had sex with a new partner after recently getting out of a 7 year relationship. Three days later a part on my outer vagina got red and itchy. The follow …

Condoms  Not rated yet
I have contracted herpes about 2 years ago from my ex boyfriend cheating on me. I tried staying with him because I thought I never would find someone …

Longer Duration of Herpes Outbreaks and Asymptomatic Shedding? Not rated yet
I am a lesbian that caught hsv1 on the genitals from an ex. I am doing everything I can to stop outbreaks but I have one after another! They never stop. …

After 4 years I'm still angry and depressed Not rated yet
I was officially diagnosed in March 2010. I was dating a man who I thought I would one day marry. I had my first outbreak 3 years into the relationship. …

Looking for Hope. Wanting to Be Happy Again Not rated yet
I am 17, had been with this guy on and off for almost a year until I found out he had cheated on me when we had gotten into a fight one night. He denied …

Facial Herpes Which Affects My Nose Not rated yet
I had my first and most awful out break on vacation in Australia 3 years ago. I was rushed to acute care at Cairns hospital looking like a burns victim …

Herpes Health Issues Not rated yet
Hi...I was lead to my diagnosis 17 years ago with my first Zoster outbreak ... diagnosis is 1,2 and Whitlow have not been re tested for a while... never …

Herpes Dating Not rated yet
I've been divorced for a number of years now and have recently met a great man who I really connect with. After our 3rd date, he took the chance and …

Burning sensation all over my body??  Not rated yet
Hello, I am a 35 year old male and I just recently found out that I have HSV-2 after receiving results from a blood test that stated I have an elevated …

Do I Have Oral Herpes? Not rated yet
Okay so me and my boyfriend have never kissed anyone before. A few days ago he kissed me twice. Once on the cheek and once on the lips. A few days later …

Questions About Herpes Outbreaks Not rated yet
About one year ago I was intimate with a new partner. I just recently have had some itching which I assumed was a yeast infection. I have had no blisters, …

How can I have a healthy relationship?  Not rated yet
I have been recently diagnosed with genital herpes. My partner had the beginnings of a cold sore on his mouth that we didn't notice when he preformed …

Is it safe to cuddle naked with my partner who has herpes? Not rated yet
I'm madly in love. A whirlwind romance you may call it. Before my partner and I became intimate he opened up to me about having genital herpes. He also …

Anxiety and Depression Setting In Not rated yet
Hi, I’m a guy, 31, I was told by my dermatologist that I have a herpes 3 days ago. My world started to cave in. I come from a good family but because …

Could it Be? Your Opinion Please? Not rated yet
About 15 yrs ago, my husband and I,after 7 yrs together, separated and we both were with other people. We got counseling and have worked things out and …

Heartbroken Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with herpes about 4 months ago. I didn't think it was a big deal since I've only had mild symptoms, if any at all. I started dating someone, …

Immune? Not rated yet
I recently was diagnosed with hsv 1 on my genitals and my boyfriend was tested. He had never had an outbreak and didn't know he had it. His hsv 1 blood …

Is there a topical medication to ease genital herpes? Not rated yet
My daughter is newly diagnosed and many questions since DR did not help her understand what is happening. Tingling started last Friday and yesterday …

When You Don't Have An Outbreak, Can You Have Sex Without A Condom? Not rated yet
I was just wondering if you can have a good sex life. I was looking forward to after having children to be able to either get my tubes tied and have sex …

How Do You Get Someone To Accept That I Have This Condition? Not rated yet
Well about a year ago I was diagnosed with herpes and I was straight in denial about it. This was like my world was over. I felt horrible, dirty and just …

Knowing The Right Time To Tell Someone Not rated yet
I haven’t had a partner since finding out my ex boyfriend gave me hsv2 12months ago. I have recently met someone and I know that we both really care about …

How Are Others 'Really' Living and Dealing? Not rated yet
I was diagnosed about 2 years ago at 25, and literally think about "it" everyday! I went through a real downward spiral and turned to drugs and alcohol, …

World Turned Upside Down Not rated yet
I have been in a relationship with a guy on and off for a year and a half. I asked him if he had slept with others so that way we both can get checked …

How Do I Tell My Boyfriend of Three Months Who Lives in Texas and I'm in Washington That I Had an Outbreak of Herpes While I was There and He May Have Contracted It? Not rated yet
I have been divorced for one year separated for four did not have any sexual partners but my husband. During our last trip together I thought I had torn …

Starting a Relationship With an HSV-2 Positive Partner Not rated yet
Hello! I began dating a great guy about 2 months ago. He told me right away that he has HSV-2. I like him very much but the idea of contracting herpes …

Can herpes outbreak appear anywhere on the body? Not rated yet
Does it come in clusters or in form of pimples? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear Antionette, …

Oral to Eye Herpes Question Not rated yet
I have oral herpes and was drinking a smoothie and the straw slashed a droplet into my eye. What are the odds of getting ocular herpes from this? …

My new boyfriend has Herpes and I have a heart condition.... how will it affect me if I contract it!! Not rated yet
I just met this wonderful man. I am a widow of 57, and he is a very strong and otherwise healthy 71 year old good looking man. So, we have been seen each …

Can I Use Vitamin E to Help the Healing? Not rated yet
I found a bump Friday. Went and got tested Monday morning and it looks like herpes... I just want to die! I just left my husband because it was a bad …

Can you take Lysine and Valtrex together? Not rated yet
I'm getting into my first relationship after being diagnosed and infected almost 3 yrs ago. ... Can you take Lysine and an anti viral med at the same …

Misdiagnosed with hsv2 but had oral sex with someone who has hsv2? Not rated yet
Hi there, So my doctor misdiagnosed me with herpes a few months ago. Unfortunately, I thought I had herpes so I started dating a friend who had hsv2. …

Don't Know How To Tell My Partner Not rated yet
So about 4 months ago I got very sick and I had break outs in the back of my throat. A few days after I noticed that the sores have spread even on my …

What to do about using the bathroom it burns sooooooo Bad! HELP ME Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with genital herpes 3 days ago and the worse part about it for me is going to the bathroom I tried spraying water while I pee or even …

I tested positive today using the blood tests that separated the viruses into the the type 1 and 2 Not rated yet
Positive for both. I've only had 3 partners, all tested negative, and never been symptomatic. I have never had any symptoms at all. Is it …

Where Can I Get Confidential and Affordable Treatment? Not rated yet
I have genital herpes been living with it for 25 years. I’m ashamed and depressed sometimes. I wished at times death is the only solution. I am so embarrassed …

Confused? Not rated yet
So I have just been diagnosed with herpes type 2 and feel devastated!!! But more so confused I have an appointment soon where I can get most of my answers …

How likely am I to spread the virus without any noticeable symptoms? Not rated yet
I was just diagnosed with HSV-2 about two weeks ago at my yearly doctor’s visit and I was floored. My IgG reading was 8.1 for HSV-2. My doctor said it …

Can I have unprotected sex during periods of NON activity with genital herpes? Not rated yet
I am a male who suffers infrequent bouts of genital herpes because I am on a daily maintenance because of Acyclovir. It is accurate to say that stress …

Could you still have a kid even if you’re suffering from genital herpes? Could you still drink alcohol or smoke? What creams could I use to ease the sores? Not rated yet
First, I’m a thirty four year old male, and I just recently found out that I have genital herpes, I felt that my life was over and that I can’t live a …

How long does it take a non-severe recurrent outbreak to heal?  Not rated yet
I have had genital HSV-1 for about 9 months now. I have med on suppressive meds (acyclovir), but recently went off them for a few days while abroad. …

How long before you tell that person you have herpes? How do you go by telling them? Not rated yet
JUST FIND OUT I HAD IT. IT BEEN 2 YEARS NOW. I STILL CRY EVERYDAY. MY LIFE IS OVER AND DONT NO ONE WANT TO DATE SOMEONE WITH A STD..... ------------------------- …

After taking Valtrex do the symptoms go away? Not rated yet
I just recently went to the doc. and was told I had herpes. After taking Valtrex do the symptoms go away? ---------------------------------------------------------- …

PLEASE, SOMEONE HELP! Not rated yet
I have been diagnosed with herpes, and I'm scared to death and mad oh so so so mad. I have what looks and acts like my first herpes outbreak on the end …

The Talk I'm Afraid Of Not rated yet
OK, I’m a female in my late 40's and have NEVER had an STD.. and I’ve dodged a bullet because of the unprotected sex I’ve had in the past..Well... recently …

Why Did My Blood Test Come Back Negative? Not rated yet
Well I had unprotected sex with someone I thought I could trust (big mistake) two days after I was really sore so I thought maybe it was nothing and ignored …

How Can You Relieve Genital Herpes Itching? Not rated yet
Well I just found I have genital herpes and the itching I can't stand. But how can I relieve such a pain down there? ----------------------------------------------- …

What is the Correct Answer? Not rated yet
I was just diagnosed with Herpes about 1 month ago. I had a couple of small pimple type bumps in the vaginal area. I was devastated as I am 33 years …

Dazed and Confused Not rated yet
Here it goes. I was given the news yesterday that I have contracted genital herpes. I was shocked and started wondering who I got it from. I was in …

Lost and Unsure Not rated yet
I am pregnant and 35 and in a relationship with the father of the baby. I was previously in a 12 year relationship and the father of my unborn baby is …

Please Please Help Not rated yet
I am a 23 year old female who is positive for hsv - 2. I was wondering if I haven't had an outbreak in a long time, have no signs or symptoms of an outbreak …

Area Doctor Not rated yet
I have suffered since 1981. My recurrences are at least 10 a year. I have been on suppressive therapy for several years. I need to find a specialist in …

Lost and Terrified Like Everyone Not rated yet
This is no success story or recovery. As a matter of fact I just found this website today and it has made me feel a tad bit better but not a whole lot …

Still Depressed Not rated yet
I have had herpes for 5 years now. I remember my first outbreak, like it was yesterday. I was having lots of yeast infections I checked myself one day …

Cure to Herpes Not rated yet
I too have herpes. I've done a lot of research to try and find a cure for the virus and I've found a lot of positive information regarding red grapes, …

Recently Found Out I Had GH Weeks Ago Not rated yet
So I Recently Found Out I Had Genital Herpes... I Couldn't Cry., I Wasn't Angry., I Was Just Quiet And Contemplative When My Doctor Told Me... This Is …

How Much Dosage of Lysine Should I Take? Not rated yet
I’ve recently found out I am unfortunately positive for hsv-1): I’m so devastated!! How can this happen to me?? I’m always soo careful I always use condoms. …

Will your partner always know when they may have an outbreak? Are symptoms noticeable? Not rated yet
My boyfriend of 4 years was recently diagnosed with herpes of the genitals I usually have an outbreak of herpes on the same spot on my lips once a year …

Male-Diagnosed About Two Years Ago. Finding it Difficult to Cope. Not rated yet
I’m 21 years old. I contracted GH about two years ago, but just found out about 5-6 months ago. I’ve only slept with two women and I just can’t understand …

Feeling Hopeless and Petrified Not rated yet
I am a 32 yr old woman from Singapore who just found out I have genital herpes. I caught it from my new boyfriend who didn't know he had it and has never …

How Do You Get Past the Pain? Not rated yet
I've just recently found out that I have hsv2.... I've tried to deal with the pain... But its gotten extremely worse... I can't pee without screaming.... …

My wife has herpes Type 1, how can I avoid it spreading? Not rated yet
My wife believed that Type 1 Herpes (Simplex) which causes mouth sores is not infectious. We are happily married for 4 years now and have a kid. Is there …

Looking for Forgiveness in Myself Not rated yet
OK so I've always been a responsible girl and then I don’t know something changed when I met my bf and had unprotected foreplay. I've gone to the doctors …

Lysine and Herpes Not rated yet
I have had herpes for over 6 years. About 6 months ago I started taking 2000 MGs of Lysine a day. 1000 in the morning and 1000 at night. I have not …

Diseased and Alone  Not rated yet
I'm a 17 year old girl and just been diagnosed with genital herpes. I've only ever gone as far as oral sex with this one guy who I thought really cared …

Will I Ever Get Over The Anger? Not rated yet
My husband of 12 years has been cheating. On December 21 his mistress sent me an email saying that she's pregnant and due in August. I bounced off the …

The Girl I Love Not rated yet
My ex (27) and I (28) were together 5 years before breaking up. We had a really good relationship, but split after the first year of me going to grad …

Serendipity! Usually This Word is a Positive Not rated yet
I am 24, female from Wisconsin, USA. I was recently diagnosed with HSV, in December of 2012. I have been struggling since to look at it positively …

How Can I Help My Teenage Son At This Time? Not rated yet
My son just told me he has genital herpes. I am devastated and worried. I don't know how to help him with this besides getting the medication. I comfort …

When is Oral Sex Safe? Not rated yet
Several days ago, I had oral sex for the first time with a friend. She did not learn she had HSV/2 until today. However, she has been complaining of a …

Feeling Angry Not rated yet
Hi Gary, I want to thank you so much for this website! What a relief to know that even though we know that there are others out there, it seems like I …

Scared, Angry and Confused Not rated yet
I am in the middle of my first herpes outbreak and it is some of the most excruciating pain I have ever experienced. There are several sores (I woke up …

If I Have HSV-1 on My Genitals Will I Get Outbreaks Again? Not rated yet
I am 17 years old and on Jan 18 2013 my doctors told me I had herpes, I am currently waiting for my results to find out if its type one or two, but my …

What if After I Had My First Kiss Little Bumps and Dots Started Forming On The Back of My Tongue and Throat? Is That Herpes? Not rated yet
I had my first kiss without my parents knowing, I’m fifteen, and it was cute and innocent. But a little while after I was forming white-ish bumps and …

My Husband Has Herpes and Sleeps In The Nude. Should He Cover His Genitals to Prevent Contamination From Shedding? Not rated yet
I am uncomfortable sleeping in the same bed with my husband because he often sleeps in the nude. Is shedding a factor in transmission? Should he cover …

Can Someone Tell Me If This Sounds Like Herpes? Not rated yet
Hi I'm 20 years old. Recently I found two red sores with a white center on the inside of my lower vagina lips. They really don't hurt much just burn. …

Guilt and Shame Not rated yet
Here's my deal. About six months ago I guess I experienced my first outbreak. I was suspicious of what was going on but I did not seek medical attention …

Canker Sores / Oral Herpes? Still Unsure!  Not rated yet
I read that in the mouth would be canker sores, but on the lips/around the face not. I have little bump things in my mouth, but at the same time on my …

Transmitting HSV 2??? Not rated yet
Can someone have herpes and not know it? Can I pass it along to my partner (unknowingly) and can he get it, without having any outbreaks? Also, …

False Negative on Blood Test? Not rated yet
About 6 years ago, I had sex with someone who, apparently, was having sex with a lot of other people I didn't know about. A few weeks later, I developed …

When an Outbreak Occurs I am Even Scared to Touch Myself, Bathing etc. How Do You Take Care of Personal Needs and Limit the Chance of Spreading to Other Parts of Your Body? Not rated yet
I have been HSV-2 positive for three years now and until my last outbreak have only seen blisters on my inner thigh and once on my buttocks. I try to …

Can You Please Provide a Photo of Genital Herpes as a Single Solitary 'infected pimple' That Looks Like an Ingrown Hair? Not rated yet
When I had sex with my boyfriend I noticed a single red bump with a pus looking centre on his pubic line. It looked like an infected ingrown hair. The …

Seventeen Years Old in Desperate Need of Advice from FEMALES Please Not rated yet
I really don't know how to handle my diagnosis of HSV-1 (genital) when it comes to having sex. I am being sexually active with this guy but I haven't …

Confused About My Health and Herpes Not rated yet
Hello! First of all I am so happy to have found this site! I have recently been diagnosed with herpes. I'm still feeling the stress of finding out. I’ve …

Second Breakout Reality Check Not rated yet
I would first like to say that I'm happy to see this support site for people living with this condition. I would like to tell my story. I'm a 32 …

Answers Please! Not rated yet
I've been seeing this guy for a while now and he told me he has genital herpes. At first I was terrified I am a play it safe kind of girl, I never take …

Herpes? Something Else? Please Help! Not rated yet
I understand no one can diagnose over the internet, I'm just trying to see if anyone has experienced this and it turned out to be herpes. I had a risky …

Did I Give Myself Oral Herpes? Not rated yet
I'll start this off by saying I was wrong. So please read this knowing I'm well aware my actions were irresponsible and immoral. I was diagnosed with …

It's Worse Than You Could Imagine Not rated yet
I was 18 when I contracted herpes type 1 and type 2 from my boyfriend at the time last year in October. We just had oral sex, then sex for the first time …

Can someone get herpes from drinking out of the same straw? Not rated yet
Can someone get herpes from drinking out of the same straw? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- …

Curious  Not rated yet
I was in a 8 year relationship were I have herpes. He didn't, we had an active sex life and had no contact if I had an outbreak. That relationship ended. …

I'm 15 with GH & I'm Trying To Live with It Without the One Person I WANT Not rated yet
Hi, I’m 15 and I am a girl. I found out I had herpes three months ago... & when I found out I was a wreck so upset wanted to die & everything, the boy …

Is it possible to be in a long term relationship and the other not get herpes? Not rated yet
I've been in this relationship for several years and even though I thought my ex may have given me genital herpes, I was never sure. So I've just avoided …

When Should You Tell Partners Who Don't Have Herpes? If You Aren't Having Sexual Intimacy and Are Just Getting to Know Someone is This Something You Should Bring Up Right Away? Not rated yet
I have had the virus for most of my life since age 18 and am now age 50. It came from an older partner who was also my first partner and was quite deceptive. …

Is it safe for my girlfriend to give me oral sex if I do not have an outbreak? Not rated yet
I have herpes and want to know... is it safe for my girlfriend to give me oral sex when I do not have an outbreak without a condom? -------------------------------- …

Don't Feel Like Myself, Still Wishing To Be Free of HSV 2  Not rated yet
Diagnosed about 2 years ago and still feeling trapped and not like myself. Had started dating an amazing woman right before the diagnosis. Was not grateful …

I Need Advice Not rated yet
I have recently been diagnosed with oral HSV2. If I totally avoid kissing and any facial contact with my girlfriend during sex, is it possible to transmit …

Will my mom be all right? Not rated yet
I'm a teenage girl and my mom was diagnosed with herpes a year ago after she was sexually assaulted on a business trip. I was too scared to find answers …

Severe Sores Not rated yet
I am having my first breakout in a foreign country. I am on cream and 2 pills. My sores are so severe is there anything I can do to alleviate or speed …

When To Be Tested and How To be Intimate? Not rated yet
I went to the doctor a few days ago to diagnose my fever, chills, cough, rash, and vaginal ulcers. I didn't think anything of the latter because I have …

Will Sex With a Sexual Partner Protected Using Condoms Lessen Further Outbreaks or Won't It Make Any Difference? Not rated yet
I have been with a girl for a while and I recently had an outbreak. I first had little clusters of blisters on my forearms by the crease to my elbows. …

Looking for Information About Being Actively Supportive of Someone Who Has Herpes Not rated yet
I started dating someone. And last night I was informed of their situation. I really enjoy this person so I've started doing some research to try and …

HSV-2 Oral Transmission Not rated yet
If I have HSV-2, can I transmit it by giving oral sex to my female partner? Never had any oral outbreaks. Thank you, Bill -------------------------------------- …

Confused With Herpes Not rated yet
On July 24th, 2012, I walked into a health clinic to sign back up for my health insurance because it got cancelled. Since it was a health clinic, I decided …

Dealing With Herpes Twice Not rated yet
I was diagnosed with Herpes about 7 years ago. My ex husband has it. I cried for about 2 days when I found out. I felt that my life was over. I felt betrayed …