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An infectious disease doctor diagnosed me with Herpes 2 a couple of years ago and said it was dormant and not to worry. Indeed I've never have had a break out and never found out how I got it...lol Now after a 9 month relationship with no sexual relationships I had a fever blister. I've never had one and it only lasted a couple of days. So now my test shows a score of 29.20 for Herpes 1 and 1.34 for Herpes 2. These were HSV tests. Am I a loser or what? Can I have sex safely with my new guy. At 70 I feel so stupid.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?

No just don't feel very good and depressed. I also have to have my uterus removed due to fibrous tumors.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I suffer from depression and PTSD and have had suicidal thoughts in the past. I'm probably bi-polar mildly. I have a bad back, shoulder being treated. I fall down a lot.

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

you don't have to feel stupid

herpes type 1 virus is very very common.

the majority of people in the USA have it.

you are not a loser.

getting more sleep, eating more fruits and vegetables can help your immune system

which can suppress the virus back down again.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
If it's described as "dormant" by the doctor I thought it would just sit there forever. I've never had an outbreak. Is it possible i will?
Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 3 months ago

this fever blister was the outbreak for herpes type 1 virus.

you most likely won't get a genital ulcer outbreak.

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