Wow! I have been perusing the forums and I see there is another African American woman on here, who, like me is nervous about testing as well. It just feels like the odds are so stacked against us on the basis of our race and the fact that we probably both have had relations with Black men. I know I am going to get tested, however, I do not in anyway feel that the odds are in my favor. Based on the statistics, they are not. If it is more then likely that my testing will be positive based on whom I have chosen to have relations with, I will do my best to embrace the use of medication and abstinence during potential break out.
I am been addicted to WedMD, Medhelp, this forum, and I have been looking up every symptom because I just think, if I am feeling this way then I must have overlooked some symptom. It seems like everything that is listed for HSV2 is what I have experienced in the past, without lesions, and maybe there were lesions that I failed to notice or overlooked as irritated skin.
I will see if I can get tested this week. However, unlike other responses, my risk level feels the highest because of the racial background I am from. It sucks!
I will keep you posted, however, I am not having a positive about the overall results.