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POLL: Prior to your initial HSV2 diagnosis had you ever had an HSV2 blood test?
Posted by twinkletoes on Mar-10-09, 04:34 PM CST
Result after a total of 24 votes

yes, because I knew my partner had HSV2 2 votes, 8% Vote for this choice
yes, just as a screening 4 votes, 16% Vote for this choice
no or not that I am aware of 18 votes, 75% Vote for this choice
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Raven00144
Member since Sep-9-07
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Mar-11-09, 11:31 AM (CST)
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1. "I voted . . ."
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   I voteded no. The blood test was not around back when I was diagnosed--visually but have since had a blood test to confirm.

Raven00144


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folie
Member since Dec-23-09
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Dec-24-09, 02:02 PM (CST)
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4. "RE: I voted . . ."
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I voted yes, as a screening measure. I get tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV, and I get the igg test every six months, which is why I'm currently so frustrated with my diagnosis. I felt like I was always so safe . . .


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windyadmin
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Mar-11-09, 01:43 PM (CST)
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2. "No..."
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No, even though I knew my partners (two in a row) had hsv2. Didn't see the point in getting tested after I contracted it from the second one, either. Pretty obvious what it was.


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redbedhead
Member since Feb-12-09
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Mar-11-09, 06:55 PM (CST)
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3. "RE: No..."
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   Never.

In 1990 I dated a guy who told me about his herpes and all we did was use condoms occasionally and he would tell me when it wasn't a good time to have sex. One time we actually had sex while he has "healing" and used a condom. (My choice to have sex.) I never had any symptoms after that relationship ended, so I always assumed I didn't get it.

Between 1990 and 2002, I dated a LOT of guys and was pretty good about condom use - like maybe 75% of the time used a condom. There was never another guy during that time who told me he had herpes, and I never brought it up with anybody because I assumed I didn't have it. It just never came up. Pretty bad, I know.

In 2002, I hooked up with another guy who had herpes and we again used condoms sometimes, and he would tell me when it wasn't a good time. I got herpes while dating him. Or, I should say I finally had herpes symptoms while I was dating him. He seemed to have a lot of outbreaks, though, more than I remember the first guy having.

I think I got it from the second guy because I had a really bad outbreak while we were together that I assumed was my primary. Then I had regular outbreaks for a couple of years after supposedly being infected by him, whereas I never had any in the years prior.

So I always assumed I got it from the second guy.

Both of them had had herpes for decades when I met them.

I haven't had any sex since 2005, when the herpes guy and I broke up. Nobody I've dated since then has been willing to deal with it.


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SeasonOfChange
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Jul-22-10, 09:58 PM (CST)
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5. "I voted no"
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   I have had regular STD checks. I didn't realize HSV wasn't among the routine tests they do until this year when I was diagnosed with HSVII.

It is what it is; Be accepting.


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