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  1. Hey everyone!! Well I finally was able to meet someone and disclosed and he said he didn’t care and that I meant more to him than the virus! I did wait about a month before I disclosed to him, I wanted him to get to know me first verses having this label on my forehead. I’m glad I did and he was happy the way I waited as well. We still haven’t been intimate at this point but now I can feel comfortable knowing that I told him and gave him the option to continue verses not having that option as I didn’t get. I told him we can be careful and take the steps we need to so he don’t get the virus. He is also going to get tested to make sure his status as well since some ppl carry and don’t know they have it. I’m so looking forward to moving forward with this relationship!
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  2. Welp, I disclosed tonight for the first time. I’m 22 with gHSV1 and this is my first legitimate boyfriend (got HSV1 the first time I received oral sex from a guy). I have been dating this boy for over a month now and anxiety started to come over me every time we hung out because I knew the day would come that I would have to disclose. We had only ever made out so in that way, timing was perfect, but he had already spent so much time (and money) on me, that I felt guilty disclosing at a later time (even to the point that I was going to break up with him instead). But, I decided to stick it out because I realized how similar he and I were and we really do have a connection and he is so kind and a real gentleman (surprisingly, he’s 22 as well). I told him that I was diagnosed with HSV1, the virus that causes cold sores, but was passed it through oral sex. I gave him the stats, what he can do to protect himself, and general info. He told me that didn’t deter him at all, he asked some questions and then I mentioned the word herpes, and I realized he didn’t know cold sores and herpes were the same thing, so I told him cold sores were herpes (because I don’t think he realized at first I had genital herpes, not just genital cold sores lol) but he said he was still going to accept me no matter what, even if he did do more research, which I asked him to do. Also asked him to get tested, so hopefully he does that soon. I mean, I’m glad he accepted me and I do hope that his mind doesn’t change after his research, but only time will tell. Wow I’m so shocked. This guy is SUPER into health, he runs marathons, barely eats processed food, I for sure thought he wouldn’t want a virus to potentially influence his health. I also told him I’d rather wait till my 1 year mark and he was completely accepting of that, what a great guy, guess they do exist. (I’ll keep y’all updated on this)
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  3. Did the doctor swab the bump to test for HSV-2? I would be very surprised if antivirals explicitly caused a herpes outbreak.It sounds like you may have had an allergic reaction to the medication you were taking. Also, if you have had no symptoms, 500 mg/day would be a more appropriate suppressive daily dose. If you decide to take antivirals again, perhaps try a lower dose or try famivir (a different antiviral). Also, if you try antivirals again and experience these symptoms again, try to see a doctor to have it evaluated and to determine if you are having an outbreak.
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  4. Update: after dating a bit, hooking up a bit, and being ghosted after a disclosure, I met a man in February who couldn't care less about my H status! He was really cool about the disclosure, but I was also MUCH better at disclosing after having some practice. We are now five months into a relationship, have met each others' families/friends, gone on trips, and coordinated our calendars at least through November lol.... He's one of the kindest, funniest men I've ever met and I couldn't be happier. Everyone on here who says "The right person won't care and will look beyond your H" was 100% correct! Please don't deny yourself happiness because of this skin infection.
    1 point
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