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Author Topic: Herpes after 2.5 years with same partner?  (Read 782 times)

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Offline Anne

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Herpes after 2.5 years with same partner?
« on: July 14, 2021, 03:25:42 pm »
Hi All, i tested positive for HIV over 2 years ago after meeting my partner who was undiagnosed Hiv positive. To cut along story short, we became undetectable within 6 months of diagnosis. We have gone through so much together but now after sex last week with him, (didnít have sex with him for a few months previous to this, but have since we met, if that makes sense. So this was first time in a few months) I now have genital herpes and have had a fever. He reports nothing and denies having herpes ever. Can anyone explain how this can happen?
Many thanks,

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Re: Herpes after 2.5 years with same partner?
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2021, 04:13:37 pm »
Hi Anne,

How is the hair doing? If I am not mistaken it was growing back but did it fully recover?

Can anyone explain how this can happen?

Sure, the thing with herpes is some people can go years without an outbreak or never have an outbreak and others will have repeat outbreaks more often.

So could be you have had it for longer or your partner had it without even knowing. Alternatively, if neither of you had Herpes when you started the relationship then one of you cheated ...

Have you already seen your doctor to treat the outbreak?

Best, Jim


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Re: Herpes after 2.5 years with same partner?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2021, 04:30:53 pm »
Hi thank you for your reply, I am really upset about it as itís one more problem to deal with and Iíve had so many since Iíve had HIV. I am on antivirals aciiclovir for it and have a follow up appointment. This the first time I have had it in my life and it is very unpleasant. Iím guessing then my partner already had it when we met as I really donít want to think he has cheated  >:( >:(

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Re: Herpes after 2.5 years with same partner?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2021, 04:35:41 pm »
And yes my hair grew back probably more wavy and I was so so happy and relieved 😊


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