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What to expect from herpes diagnosis? Will clinic tell my sexual partners?


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well, i was dating a guy for 3 months and we broke up about 4 months ago. i was having no symptoms then, but now about 2-3 months after last having sex i feel like i maybe possibly have herpes. my question is, when i do go to the womens clinic to get checked, if i do have herpes will they ask me to name my sexual partners so they can warn them and have them get checked out? my friend said if i do they will ask for a list of past or current partners so they can tell them to get checked id rather tell them myself, is this true?

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@forwhy

 

Hello and Welcome!

 

Simple answer is no .. Herpes isn't an Identifiable disease like HIV. So it would remain completely confidential.

 

However, I would *strongly* suggest that if you do come up H+ that you contact them when you are ready, simply because the vast majority of people (80%) with H don't know they have it and that is why it keeps getting spread around. You can do it in your own time and your own way but I hope you would do that both for their sake and for any of their future partners.

 

(((HUGS)))

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