I got my results last night and I am positive for HSV1 I have it on my genital area unfortunately. The guy I had sex with denies having herpes or anything. He says he also got tested and waiting on results but at this point I don't even trust or believe a word he says. We only had sex that one time and yes we used protection but he did give me oral which I guess that's how I got HSV1? can someone enlighten me.
So he must have HSV1 on his mouth but doesn't show symptoms. What is this shedding I keep reading about? Also could that mean I also have it on my mouth since we did makeout? I'm so devastated. It's been a hard year as is and then this happens. I feel suicidal and helpless. My baby nephew will be born next month and the thought that I'll never be able to kiss him on the cheek kills me. All for what? Some sex. I'm truly broken.
My question is to the ones that have HSV 1 or anyone that has knowledge regarding this. How is your life now? Can you kiss your significant other? Can you have sex without a condom (if on anti virals) I dont understand how i caught herpes if this man had no visible symptoms now i know u can have herpes and never show symptoms. Lets say he did KNOW, if he were to be on anti virals would i have caught herpes? ( i ask that because I'm planning on taking anti virals for the rest of my life if that's even possible) i do not want to put other people at risk.
To the ones on anti virals have you ever infected another person while taking the medication? I guess I'm wanting to know how good it actually works. Also can I pass herpes through objects?? I live with my parents and I would hate for them to catch it.
What can and I can't I do ??
I'm truly devested by this
I always thought I'd never get married and be alone... now I feel like that's really it for me. It was my destiny. I always had trouble finding good men but now with herpes? Who's going to want to date me now??? I hate my life. I'm trying to engrave it in my head that I'll never be in romantic relationship ever again because of this. I can't imagine myself telling someone I have herpes it kills me