That is one of only many doctors who are ignorant to the point of disbelief. I have been told on several
occassions that disclosure is not necessary. The last gp I visited was not aware that you could transmit the virus without active lesions. Given, she was willing to listen to what I had to say and did some research but that’s not the point.
The doctor yesterday was by far the worst,
though. I just assumed that working at a
Sexual health clinic he would have some clue. I guess not. I’ve been shocked time and time again at the level
Of ignorance. Everything I have learned about this virus has come from the internet.
I know that I need to find a way to come to terms with the psychological aspect of things-
I suppose what I am struggling with is believing that the tingling isn’t herpes. If I could be certain then I could accept the small
Risk that he might get it- but if the tingling is herpes then I am putting him at high risk every single time we have a sexual encounter and that is just not acceptable to me. I just don’t know if I could live with myself.
I was wondering if there could be something wrong with my immune system without me knowing about it. I have had all
The usual tests done- iron, b12 etc. Is there a specific test that could tell me if
my immune system is low?
He hasn’t been tested to my knowledge. I know I should ask him to be tested but I don’t want to gamble on the chance that he might already have it. It would seem unlikely as he has obviously never had any symptoms. I also don’t want to risk making him feel uncomfortable/ make a big deal about things since he was already a little bit freaked out after I told him. I think he is also a person who worries a lot. So obviously I am keeping all these worries to myself.
I will renew my subscription now in case I have run out of questions.