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I Have Herpes

Sunday Confessional: I Have Herpes

This week's confession comes from our anonymous Confession Booth group in the TrèsSugar Community. Weigh in with your advice below.

Just as the title says. I have genital herpes.

Imagine turning 19 years old and on your 19th birthday your gynecologist calls you just to tell you that you tested positive for herpes. I found out February 2010 on my birthday. It was pretty difficult.

All my friends know. Even my best friend. Now I have no friends. No best friends. I believe that my boyfriend of 9 months gave me herpes. I had unprotected sex with him and 3 days later a bump appeared on my vagina. I have had three breakouts since then. They are less painful as the time goes on, but the fact that I have it never goes away.


I stay with my boyfriend because I do not want to give herpes to anyone else. My advice to all people out there, use protection, and never trust anyone when they say they don't have anything!

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mizzliz mizzliz 6 years
Those friends you called friends were not TRUE friends. A real friend would hve stuck by your side and would have provided emotional support. Better to have no friends then 10 unreal friends. Although it does suck it could have been much worse. Although you will have it for the rest of your life it doesnt kill you (hiv) and outbreaks can be treated. That scumbag of a boyfriend you have should have told you something and you shouldnt force yourself to stay with him just beacuse your scared of giving it to someone else. With the proper measurements you wont transmit it to another person. You should never have sex when you have an outbreak or even if you feel like one is comming up. And you should always be upfront with the person if their not ignorant and do research they will stay. Ihave been in a relation ship for 3 years with my partner. I discovered while in the begining of the relationship. But i was upfront about it and i gave him some information. He suck by my side when i expected him to leave and look at us now we are proud parents of a beautiful baby and proud to say i didnt transmit it to him. I must say thet if it were the other way around i am not sure if I would have stayed with him or not.
cherryk cherryk 6 years
I am very sorry to hear this. Thank you for reminding us all that protection is vital and you could face dire consequences without it. You just never know... and what kind of friends are those? It's not like you are going to sex them up to spread it around.
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
Your bff and friends dumped you because of herpes? I don't get it.
totygoliguez totygoliguez 6 years
This is really sad. I'm so sorry! My mom says to always get tested before going to bed with someone, even if you know that person very well.
zabrow zabrow 6 years
this is really sad.. why would your friends abandon you like that? if this is the reason why, those aren't the type of friends that you want anyway. you don't have to stay with your boyfriend just because you think you can't get anyone else. there will be many other guys who will be interested in you enough that they will get past it, or they might even have it themselves. just don't convince yourself that you're trapped with him.
workerbee1000 workerbee1000 6 years
That really is an unfortunate story. Your boyfriend really should have been honest with you about it though. That says alot about the trust factor in your relationship too. I really hope you guys manage to sort things out!
Pauladeanliveshere Pauladeanliveshere 6 years
So sorry. This really sucks. Shame on your boyfriend! Protection is ALWAYS important folks!
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