I was tested for STDs a few days ago and today I got the res

I was tested for STDs a few days ago and today I got the results. I'm positive for Herpes. Both type one and two!
I was tested for this in June because I was suspicious and I was negative back then.

I am panicking. I just started dating someone and we kissed and he had sore throat the day after each time we kissed. I don't have any symptoms.

I think my first outbreak was back in June but I probably didn't have the antibodies developed so I didn't test positive.

I haven't had many partners, just my ex husband.
Now how do I tell this guy? How do I even date with Herpes? How do I not feel ashamed and embarrassed?
Please tell me how I can feel normal and how can have some hope that I can still have a happy relationship?

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Hey all, I wrote this post with tearfilled eyes and inability to sleep because my anxiety is so high. I was just diagnosed with HSV2 and prescribed Valtrex. Devastation isn’t even the word. I feel betrayed, disgusted, and as if my life is over.. I am not the type to sleep around and I always have my partners get tested before engaging in sex so to have this happen makes me feel even more angry with myself. I’m 28 years old and have only had unprotected sex with 2 men not counting the man I dated for 7 years. The most recent guy I had sex with Is where I contracted it and I haven’t even told him yet.. he’s been acting like all is well and is still trying to hang out/ hookup with me but I can’t even bare to look him in the face right now.. how do I bring this up to him? Could I file a lawsuit for civil battery? I cant even began to think about what I’d say.. why wouldn’t he tell me?? I didn’t even have intentions on dating him seriously because of the way he treated me..this is extremely painful as I have severa open sores atm.. does any one else get really bad sores? I’m also having a clear sticky fluid draining that has an aweful smell. Smells like a fart smell and it’s actually repulsive and I’m sure those around me can smell it.. will this ever go away? Will my discharge return to normal? I feel so dirty no matter how much I was myself. Can’t even do that thoroughly because it feels like razors trying to wipe.. haven’t planned on telling my family because I feel like they’d treat me like damaged goods.. I feel helpless and can’t stop crying .. this is the lowest I’ve felt in life ever and not sure how to cope. Today is a sad, sad day..

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a_survivor's picture
Jan 29

you may have something else going on!
get tested first before worrying about your toxic relationship!

as for telling someone, see:

a_survivor's picture
Jan 29

also ~ See this link about your symptoms AND Covid related issues!



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