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I Have Genital Herpes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 69 People

    Last week I found out I have genital herpes

    hsv1. I got it from oral sex. My boyfriend doesn't have it on his genitals, it all was caused from a cold sore which is crazy. I really know nothing about it but what I've googled. My man is staying with me, he said he loves me still no matter what. I'm just afraid of the big...
    beatles42 beatles42
    22-25, F
    Jan 15, 2015

    So today I was diagnosed with genital herpes at

    the hospital. I'm not sure if my current or ex boyfriend gave it to me but I am still in shock. I'm only 18, soon to be 19 in August. I always thought I was invincible. Come to find out, I'm not. I am as fragile as paper. I'm scared of being judged. I'm scared that no one will...
    jujubear47 jujubear47
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 17, 2014

    I recently got back with my ex we had been split

    for a month and about 3 weeks into the relationship I noticed I was really itching around my anus. Then small blisters formed and it was so painful I couldn't walk. Went to doctors 3 times they said it was piles, thrush then heat rash. They also treated me for a urinary tract...
    lillydelight lillydelight
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    I have been newly diagnosed with GH,

    does anyone know how to stop or help relieve the constant itch? It's unbearable and doesn't a Allow me to sleep
    jujubear47 jujubear47
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2014

    I just found out a couple of days ago

    that I have HSV2. My heart dropped when my mom told me. Still can't believe she opened my mail. The first couple of nights I cried. I fear that no one will ever want to make me a wife or love me again. I know all this may sound cliche but I'm not a promiscuous girl. My baby's...
    AmiraPaduela AmiraPaduela
    22-25, F
    Aug 6, 2014

    I don't even know if I have herpes

    but I'm pretty sure I do I just recently started to notice different things about me. When i pee it burns. And today when I went to pee I looked down I just broke down. I had two red spots on the tip of my part. It hurt me inside so much an tomorrow I'm goin to the doctors and...
    whyyymee whyyymee
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 13, 2014

    I contracted it almost 4 years ago from my

    now ex-boyfriend. He didn't tell me he had it, and I found out alone after he'd left me. I've never been in a relationship since - for multiple reasons, but a big one is the herpes. I didn't have sex for 3.5 years afterwards, and then only once. I feel like an absolute leper...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Mar 17, 2014

    I can't say being diagnosed is the worst thing

    that's ever happened to me. I can say it's given me some perspective and insight to how I want to continue living my life. It still upsets me at times and I feel alone because now having a family and finding the "one" will be more challenging than for people who are not infected...
    jujubear47 jujubear47
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2014

    I'm not one to feel sorry

    for myself but today I'm wondering what I have done in life to deserve all of this. I'll start from the beginning because I need to let this all out. When I was 19 I was sexually assaulted when I was on an overseas holiday. This was 2 years ago and I didn't tell anyone until...
    needreassuranceandadvice needreassuranceandadvice
    22-25, F
    Aug 15, 2014

    And I'm not going to lie,

    it sucks. For me at least. I found out Nov. 2013 while I was on an internship in another state. It wasn't until I moved back home when it really hit me. The first person I told was the other intern who I was working along side for the past 3 months and thankfully she was very...
    dipa4071 dipa4071
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 6, 2014

    I found out today, and

    so I don't even know where to start. Could this be a mistake? WTF. I'm so mad and sad and losing hope as the hours pass. I have a tattoo that says HOPE for Pete's sake, but today for the first time since I got it years ago, this tattoo means nothing to me. I don't even know who...
    Hope2227 Hope2227
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 24, 2014

    So my boyfriend and I have been together

    for 10 months, faithfully, and I found out a month ago that I have genital herpes. He immediately asked if I had been with anyone else, and of course I told him no. He seemed to believe me and we just kept living. A few weeks later after my outbreak had cleared up I kept trying...
    em4emevol em4emevol
    26-30, F
    Oct 30, 2014

    I'm Christina. I was diagnosed with type 2.

    I'm 17 years old and I'm 18 days shy of my 18th birthday. I found out today that I was facing a virus that'll stick with me for the rest of my life. I've gone through the emotions, I still haven't completely wrapped my mind around it and I'm not sure if I ever will completely...
    alraised alraised
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 1, 2014

    I talked to someone about having genital herpes

    today. It felt relieving. He is just a great friend but even still he didn't judge me. He helped me look up information and we were even able to make jokes. I said to him please don't stress me out stress is the number one cause for outbreaks and I don't wanna get strepies. It...
    taintedglitter taintedglitter
    26-30, F
    Aug 14, 2014

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    for people living with Herpes (HSV-1, HSV-2) worldwide to seek love, friendship and support. MatchHerpes.com 15, 000+ daily active members 500+ daily blog posts 60, 000+ STD success stories 1200+ STD inspirational stories 120,000+ conversations per day You are not alone...
    leslovingJenny leslovingJenny
    31-35, F
    Apr 12, 2015

    A good news to tell all of you,

    the official genital herpes dating site === GenitalHerpesDating.com is very popular recently. It has more than 730 000 members. Most of the members are verified. This site also has professional STD and Herpes counselor, you may ask online directly or check the question and...
    Mariahlove3 Mariahlove3
    26-30, F
    Jul 21, 2014

    I was diagnosed with genital herpes yesterday.

    My boyfriend of almost a year is my first and only partner, so it had to have come from him. I went in and was treated for a UTI a few days ago, but then I noticed to sores. I spent hours on the internet trying to figure out what was wrong with me but deep down I already knew...
    chelsealou08 chelsealou08
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 29, 2014

    So today I got a call from the doctors

    and I was told I have herpes. Type 1 and type 2... I don't know how I'm going to deal with this. Now I can't even kiss.. Not even my own son in the cheek I feel terrified of giving my baby or anyone this by accident I don't want anyone to feel how I feel right now. I'm a walking...
    MarkedN MarkedN
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014

    I had unprotected sex stupidly 8 days ago

    and after only 3 days sores started to appear to only get worse in every passing hour.. I try my hardest not to urinate as it's killing me. I also can't eat my digestive system is playing up. I have terrible trouble moving around as I am just so sore. I was put on aciclovir...
    gracee07 gracee07
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    I found out about a month ago

    that I have HSV-2, I immediately told my partner and he got tested. His test came back negative, thank God! Yet our sex life took a huge plunge :-( He had no problem making love when his results were pending, but hasn't touched me since his results came back negative. He seems...
    Runnerprincess Runnerprincess
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2014

    About 5 yrs ago I found out I had herpes I was

    devastated I cried for days. The doctors said I had it for awhile, I got it from one of my rapes. I'm married now and my husband is more than ok with it but I'm not and now I'm scared that I've given him what I have and it eats me up EVERYDAY. I can't live with myself knowing I...
    CocoRose91 CocoRose91
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2014

    Hi I just found out today

    that my swab cameback positive for hsv2.. I feel so depressed! I was having problems in my marriage and my husband and myself parted ways for awhile. During this time I had sex with somebody else protected which I have found out since this doesn't protect against hsv. Within...
    upset12 upset12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 26, 2014

    I was just diagnosed with hsv 1

    and 2 and I am completely destroyed. I would have never thought this could happen to me. I'm afraid to touch myself anywhere with fear of spreading it. I'm even afraid to kiss my 2 year old. I feel overwhelmed and disgusted like I'm parading around a Scarlett H.. And my doctor...
    taintedglitter taintedglitter
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    Living with genital herpes is not very easy.

    When I knew my condition, I felt it's a death sentence to my love life. But fortunately, I found GenitalHerpesDating.com. It brings my social life back and met my Mr.Special. I realised that It's just a little gift in my life. Be brave and go ahead. We all deserve the best.
    Mariahlove3 Mariahlove3
    26-30, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    My life is over. I'm only 18.

    Nobody will want to love me when they hear about this. I'll be single forever. I want to die.
    loveleslie loveleslie
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 22, 2014

    I was diagnosed today with HSV2.

    I am so sad. I can not even think of how or when this was transmitted to me. I think I've had it for a while but was too afraid of the truth. Now, I know the truth. I feel like I won't be able to date. If I meet someone, and then tell, they're not going to want to stay, which I...
    Tiiina03 Tiiina03
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2014

    About 7 months ago I found out

    that I have genital herpes type 1 - apparently the one you get from oral sex and it's 'not as bad'...yeah right. Read my story : I was in Europe for 2 months in August of last year visiting my family and met up with my first 'love' ever after 5 years. It was a great experience...
    pomoc pomoc
    26-30, F
    Apr 13, 2014

    I have had it for a year.

    Luckily my boyfriend who I met a couple of weeks after finding out decided to stay with me when I told him. I take suppressive therapy everyday but I still hate that I have something that is incurable. I feel dirty and even more so we've had relationship problems repeatedly. I...
    sonotready sonotready
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 29, 2014

    Feel free to drop your comments,

    questions, opinions, or experiences below But . Is it bad that I have so much hate for the person that infected me ? I have more hate for this person then I do my own mother that I never knew .. The hate that I have for this person is so indescribable . Like I wouldn't go...
    reddmarie reddmarie
    18-21, F
    Jan 2

    I've been poz over 5 years

    and on the dating site hdatingsite.com , never been sick, always undetectable. Take your meds and educate people on the facts if the disease, heck...EDUCATE Yourself. Don't let yourself get down and always keep moving. I'm the healthiest I've been in my whole life. We have to...
    pozoq pozoq
    22-25, M
    Oct 24, 2014

    I have a question I washed my used towels in

    only hot water with no laundry detergent, then dried them in the dryer. I used a towel and two rags today could I have spread it all over my body because I did not use laundry detergent?
    liltdg19 liltdg19
    26-30, M
    Jul 8, 2014
    brihappy24 brihappy24
    26-30, F
    Oct 27, 2014

    The stigma that comes w herpes is RIDICULOUS.

    Listen up: 1)it's a SKIN condition. Just like shingles or chicken pox. It's viral. 2)ITS NOT LIFE THREATENING: It can't kill you. No matter what you think, it can't kill you, maybe it can sting sometimes? That's not life threatening. Use a salve, or take a pill. No big deal...
    slowhoney slowhoney
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    I am 18 I just got diagnosed with genital

    herpes. I don't know how to deal with this my sores are gone I am better till my next out break. I don't want to have sex nothing I feel gross my partner knows I have HSV2 and is okay with it but I still feel gross and sick with myself we had sex the other day and I didn't feel...
    gemini2552 gemini2552
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2014
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