I’m so sorry that you are having a difficult time and it is likely even harder that you are alone right now in dealing with this situation. Of course your cried in the exam room – most people would.
It is true that most STD screens do not include herpes testing, an unfortunate situation in my opinion.
If the testing is positive for herpes, there is likely no way to know when you acquired this infection. But you know it isn’t new, correct? You haven’t had sex since March so you know it is an infection you’ve had for at least 6 months.
I think it is important that you contact the place that did your swabbing and request that if the test is positive, that it be typed (HSV 1 or HSV 2). The distinction is essential! They might tell you it doesn’t matter but it certainly does. Can you let me know the results when you get them please?
- This reply was modified 8 years, 4 months ago by Terri Warren.