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Ok newly diagnosed with hsv2 last Friday. I feel like my lif

Ok newly diagnosed with hsv2 last Friday. I feel like my life is over. Like I am unloveable now and I’ll never have anyone ever again. I have kids so I don’t need anymore of those. It’s not that. But I recently left my absuive spouse and now I wonder if I should just go back to him because no one else is ever going to want me again when I have to tell them what i have. I’m devastated. I keep praying that it’s wrong, that the test was a false positive. I’ve read and read and read on it over the last few days. Started taking antivirals. I feel like the person I like would definitely hate me if he knew. How do you tell someone you care about? Does this mean I can no longer receive oral sex? I don’t have hsv1 so I can give oral sex right? And I am a transmission risk with intercourse? I’m so lost.

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Nov 14, 2017

@BigOldBaldHeadedFatGuy the first few days have definitely been a train wreck, I hope it gets easier. It couldn’t have come at a worse time in my life, it just made it worse. I just feel so lost. Thanks for your reply.

Nov 14, 2017

@Lost12345 You would really be surprised how many people you will be able to connect with, friends, family members, future partners through this. HSV is so incredibly common that while people aren't always open about their status, most have been exposed at some time. Try your best to be optimistic, it really does get easier to accept once you learn that it really isn't a big deal :)

Nov 14, 2017

I know how u feel. I was diagnosed about 15 years ago. I felt ugly and couldn’t believe that this happened to me. I do not do suppressive therapy. I only take it when I feel an outbreak is occurring. Maybe once every 2 yrs. I have had boyfriends since and it was the hardest thing to tell them but they didn’t leave. I had a child 10 yrs ago and was married for 4 years recently divorced. Don’t think u will never have another relationship. It’s gonna be ok. U are strong and u will get thru it. I’m sorry u have to go thru this.


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