I found out last week that my butt rash tested positive for

I found out last week that my butt rash tested positive for the herpes virus and it is a bit of a hard pill to swallow. My partner was supportive when I went to the doctor and awaiting the results but when I told him that I tested positive all support went out the window and his response was I guess I need to go get tested and told me this stressed him out and he wanted to be left alone. He failed to realize that I too was going through all this as well. Feel very alone and just want to be surrounded by positive, supportive people.

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Nov 24

@flower44
We are here for you. I am relatively new to the group as well. And let me say it has really helped feeling the support even if it is from strangers. I feel comfort knowing I have somewhere I can go to ask questions or tell how I'm feeling. We are here for you now too

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23 hours ago

Thank you everyone the support from all of you means a lot. I have so many questions but lately I have just been focusing on my health and getting through this rough patch. Definitely feeling better...just amazed by the support this group has given this far...thank you again :)

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22 hours ago

Hi Flower! I decided to come on here today even though I have HPV genital warts. I figured I could shed some light on how your partner may be feeling. Today was a lot for me...my bf realized his symptoms align about entirely with HSV-1. He's getting tested in a day or two. I support him through & through even if he tests positive. Still, today I wanted to be left alone. I expressed how scared I was (especially since I was lied to and given HPV by a previous partner...in the process of suing him for that...so my STD trauma is already quite large.) Your partner expressed feelings of wanting to go get tested and being scared only because he is afraid for himself. Being afraid for himself doesn't mean he doesn't support you! When you got the positive back, all support did not go out the window; it is a lot for the both of you to process, just in different ways. Can you tell me how he "shunned" you? If not, that's okay :) Just want to let you know I am here for you and understand in different ways. Also, I spoke to a friend who has HSV-1 and he said Aquaphor helps for calming the area but valacyclovir is a medical treatment. Will be thinking of you <3

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