Herpes From Patient Care?

by Brad
(Michigan )

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 divorced. I met a wonderful woman I had known back in high school and we have been together for 3 years now. Her sexual past is way different than mine of course being I had been in one relationship since high school where she hasn't.

This last winter her mother was dying of cancer and the last few month she took care of her. Bathing and changing her diapers and clothes. Her mother had genital herpes, and with the cancer treatments my girlfriend was cleaning the ulcers and bed sores up until march when her mother passed.

Here now in September. My girlfriend has been having issues with what we thought was a ingrown hair at the top of her but crack and she went and got tested and is positive for genital herpes.

Where I'm struggling is believing she received it from taking care of her mother. Part of me believes this as she was handling the bandages and clean up of her mom for the last couple months she was alive. But I have some doubts as I can't find any information that says herpes can be contracted this way.

I have an appointment setup for myself to get tested. It's really just something I can't get my head around this as my girlfriend is the only other person I have had sex with besides my ex wife.

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