VERY IMPORTANT, I don't think I have ever posted to a blog before, but PLEASE read what I have to say. I'm a 46 year old male who first contracted herpes in college when I was 23. Wasn't that big of deal and I have lived with it ever since and have always said if somebody said 'give me $1000 and I'll make it go away', I would say NO. Only because it never affected me much. It just wasn't a big deal and I would have an outbreak downstairs like 3 times a year. Now fast forward to about 2 years ago. I met a really attractive younger girl who offered up the fact (before we had sex) that she had genital herpes. I said, well guess what? so do I, so from what I could find on the internet, no problem right?? WRONG!!! If you don't know what you have HSV1 or HSV2 you can get infected with the other, which is what happen to me. I now have outbreaks constantly, constantly feel sick and achey, seems like I'm a walking herpes infector that never goes into remission. I've gone to my doctor and although he says it's just in my mind, trust me, it's not. I've never been a hypochondriac ever in my life but clearly I was REINFECTED with a different herpes virus I previously wasn't infected with. I was tested for everything else, HIV and all other STD's and only herpes came back, both HSV 1 and 2. Oh, and by the way previously when I said if somebody said give me $1000 and i'll rid you of the virus I said no? Now I would easily pay $100,000 to get rid of what I have. The moral of this is just because you think you have herpes don't think you can't get either reinfected with the version you don't have or a still to be determined, another strain of the virus you do have. From what I understand that is still somewhat a mystery of wether or not there are actual different strains of each of the HSV1 and 2 but I honestly have no idea about that. Please don't make the mistake I did and listen to anybody who may say well once you have it, you have it and can't really get it again. It's not true. TRUST ME!!!
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