Name: Beth
Type: Not sure yet
Yr. infected: hmmm.....
Age:45

Prodromes: itching

OB's per yr.: Not sure yet, 2 so far if that's what they are

Method of Control: So far, have been prescribed Zovirax and Valtrex

My Story:
Not sure if I even have it yet. Have had 2 minor ob's: A spot that was not blistered, not fluid filled, not painful, not really itchy. General pubic area was itchy, mostly on the mons pubis area. Spot lasted 3 days, self healed, never blistered. Had one negative culture and one culture that could not be cultured due to not enough virus present.

I have been separated from my husband (second sexual partner) for 18 mos. Was married 20 years. Have had 2 sexual partners since separation, used condom with first, not with second. The second partner has dated an HSV + woman before (for 8 years) but has never exhibited any ob's. Was informed by dr. that anyone who has slept with more than 4 people will have been exposed to virus at some point in their lives. He was complacent; diagnosed herpes without seeing any kind of ob and based only on hx of 4 sexual partners.

I am a nervous wreck awaiting blood testing, which my dr felt was unnecessary.

Telling:
Told current bf immediately. He was laid back and said that people live long and healthy lives with this virus. Seemed to know a lot about it. Was not threatened when I went to him with this info. I will see how he reacts when I have a positive diagnosis.