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Sorry this takes abit of explaining.
Today I received a text from the girl I was briefly seeing (I'm a lesbian) saying that she has been diagnosed with genital herpes.
I am terrified I have it aswell.

We didn't use protection because she was a virgin and I had only slept with one other guy (using protection) and one other girl who was also a virgin. I had been in a relationship for 2 years before this brief fling with this girl so I'm very certain I had no s.t.i's. So we didn't think we needed to use protection or get checked out...I thought the chance of getting Sti's were zero.

This girl has slept with, I think, one other girl since then. She seems to think that if our previous sexual history was true than the chances of me having it our zero. I would agree with her if it wasn't for one problem.
Which is that about the time we were seeing each other I got what i thought was a hemorrhoid( never had one before so I wasnt sure.) I treated it with garlic and it went away in a day or two. Now I thought it was a hemorrhoid as a result of a poor diet. I had lost my appetite as a result of a bad break up and lost a stone very quickly. But now that she sent me that text I'm not so sure.

Also I remember when we first started going out she was complaining of a cold sore. I'm wondering if this could have been indirectly passed on and given her genital herpes?

We did very little sex wise i think i fingered her three times not for long and she touched me once or twice but I'm very worried all the same because there's a chance fluids mixed...etc.

I have since got back with my previous girlfriend and she is trying to reassure me as she has no symptoms whatsover.

The reason I'm so worried is that thing i thought was a hemorrhoid could have been herpes. It seems too much of a coincidence.

I'm going to get a check up on Monday but I dont have any symptoms right now so I'm worried they wont be able to diagnose it specifically with a blood test.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm really worried about this.
I've read up on herpes and seems like it'll make my life and my chance at finding a partner much more difficult.

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Robin Lee
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Hi SkaterGirl1989

You'll find an answer in the thread you started in the "sex basics" forum. [Smile]


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Thanks! Wasn't sure which one to put it in.
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