I was recently diagnosed, and I just need some support.
Yesterday I woke up thinking that I had a really severe UTI and went to sleep knowing I had herpes. I'm fifteen, and I still don't know how I got it, or which kind. I'm getting a blood test tomorrow or the next day.
Now, I know what you're going to assume with my story, but please take my word for it. Both me and my boyfriend (of over a year, and we are deeply in love) had absolutely no sexual contact before each other. Neither of us have ever had a chance to cheat, because we're with each other almost 24/7. He is getting a blood test tomorrow.
I'm having trouble convincing him that we're going to be able to make it work. He thinks that we'll never be able to have sex again, or even kiss.
As far as I know, as long as we use condoms and make sure not to do anything on an outbreak, then we'll be fine. If I'm wrong, please correct me.
I'm dealing with the news on my own pretty well, but his not taking it well is making this a lot harder on me, besides the excruciating pain of the outbreak.
Any stories and support would be lovely and greatly appreciated.