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I think everybody is just gonna get herpes eventually

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Honestly herpes seem inevitable , especially hsv 1 , hsv period is a non issue but we all seem to take it harder especially when it's genital, I think it's the thought that for the rest of our lives we carry this virus that's considered an "std" which is kind of silly because on a day to day basis, it's not a issue for me, its psychological thing more than anything.. I just know if everybody sexually active go get a hsv test for hsv 1 and 2 they will be in for a surprise lol

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It's very much a non issue for me as well. I've had this 35 plus years now and have never passed it on (hvs2). Without anti vira I have about 6 to 7 ob a yr, with (the past two yrs) I have zero. So, ive gone most of my life with out the the anti viral, married and my husband has never aquired it. He has been tested. Once you know you have this, you are safer than anyone else out there as you can take all necessary precations.

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My doctor said unless someone has symptoms or specifically requests HSV testing she doesn't test for it because so many people come back positive and it stresses them out too much. Plus it creates accusatory situations in relationships. I see her point but if everyone were educated and informed of their status the stigma would be gone.


That being said, I know the stigma is pretty much only on those who have HSV genitally but part of me is glad it showed up genitally and not orally so that when I experience symptoms no one has to know. Of course part of that attitude might be attached to the fact that I've been partnered up for 15 years and don't have to worry about the crazy world of dating.

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