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Alaialoy88 last won the day on March 18

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  1. @Zach1, you are very welcome. Glad I could help. : )
  2. Of course, @267Tim Anytime. ; ). I'm going to my doc this week and will be taking the whole STD panel again because I plan to start dating on the other side of the pandemic and want to be ready. It will be a bit of an exposure, but important to do. Always fun waiting for results. Wishing you the best.
  3. You're not alone. I hate waiting for results. But your appointment is just around the corner. Hang in there. You'll be ok. I can almost guarantee you that this doctor was attempting to reassure you by letting you know how common herpes is. Remember, they estimate 8 or 9 out of 10 people have HSV-1, and 1 in 5 or 6 have HSV-2. Just think about how many people that is. Billions worldwide. Because of that, doctors can sometimes seem insensitive when diagnosing HSV. For many of them, a positive HSV test result elicits little more than a yawn and "I can prescribe Valtrex if yo
  4. Full disclosure, I also had a low-positive result. In my case, it was for HSV-1 and HSV-2. I haven't had an oral cold sore since I was a child, but could remember having one, so wasn't at all surprised (or bothered) by the positive HSV-1 result. The low positive HSV-2 result surprised me but I figured I had been exposed at some point. Since that result I have disclosed my positive status before getting physically intimate with someone. It's been fine. Recently, I thought about getting retested because of the low reading. You may not have HSV-1, but even if you do (again, the test isn
  5. Take it one step at a time. Have you retested as your doctor suggested? The IG test for HSV is not always perfect.
  6. Thank you for sharing these stories. The truth is, some people will not be phased at all when we disclose having HSV and some will. I had a long-term relationship where I responsibly disclosed results of a HSV-2 blood test (low positive) at the beginning of the relationship and they were perfectly ok with it. We were careful, and enjoyed a long and rewarding relationship. On another occasion, I was growing incredibly close to someone but found out during a casual conversation that they had absolutely no interest in dating someone with HSV. While I was initially hurt by their statement, I
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