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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 8, 2011
  • 07:27 AM

I am 28 yrs old I have only had two sexual partners in my life one from the age of 18- 23 then I went about 4 yrs without even holding hands with a guy. Then I slept with a friend of mine which we had been friend for a couple of years now and he is definitely more sexually active then I am but gets tested 1-2 times a year. His last test was done one month before we slept together and all his test came clear.
One drunken night we had anal sex (my 1st time) we were completely careless (for which I am ashamed) but we used no condom and no lubricant. The next day by **m was in pain but I figured it was normal. A few days later I got a rash...I went into a CVS Minute Clinic and the nurse there told me it was like a fungus gave me some vagisil cream and sent me on my way....me being paranoid because this had never happened before went straight to the ER. The Dr there saw and told me it was fungus as well and was about to walk out the door when he stopped and asked me if i had recently had unprotected sex...which I confirmed and told him about my crazy night....immediately he diagnosed me with gonohrea and walked out of the room just to come back minutes later to tell me it was actually not gonohrea but probably herpes....I started crying....I explained to him I had only had 2 sexual partners ever and all that jazz....he said well lets get u tested and started with meds just in case....and so I went home devasted. I didnt eat in 3 days because I couldn't think about anything else...When the Dr called me he said u are negative for gonohrea & chlamydia but positive for genital herpes I am sorry you are going through this you should follow up with your Dr....click! I was sobbing he just told me I had an infection I was going to live with the rest of my life and didnt give me 2 seconds to even try to digest it....

I decided to go get tested again somewhere else...This doctor asked me about my symptoms I told her it was painful to sit and stand up....but otherwise I had no headaches or nausea or pain going to the bathroom...no flu....no yellow substance...no nothing except for a rash that I thought was caused because the rubbing skin against skin with no lube had made my skin raw and I made it worse by just not paying any attn to it....she even though my rash was pretty much gone she looked at it and said it looked nothing like herpes at all and the my symptoms were not herpes symptoms and that she could whole heartedly tell me she did not think it was herpes....I was soooo excited....but I still wanted to get tested...(i didnt mention the culture because my insurance was not active when I had the culture done and I didnt want this to register as a pre existing condition.) She prescribed me a cream and told me to go back in two weeks and I could get tested then....This was today...I have to return the 28th.

I honestly dont think I have herpes I dont have any of the symptoms and it doesnt itch or anything.....my friend tested negative on all his tests....and when I went to the ER I had already applied vagisil....and one of you guys mentioned that vagisil make you culture exam come back positive.....SO I AM HOPING TO GOD THAT IS MY SITUATION AS WELL.....PLEASE PRAY FOR ME...ILL KEEP YOU GUYS POSTED ONCE I GET MY TESTS RE-DONE.......


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