Old 1st July 2009, 17:48   #1
ryan
not fucked, not quite.
(Forum King)
 
ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tn
Posts: 8,798
Send a message via AIM to ryan
Genital Herpes

This has been worrying the shit out of me now for a week.

I dated a girl two years ago, and I haven't had sex in two years. I've recently heard a rumor of someone saying she had herpes. She's the only person I'd ever slept with. After two years would I have had some kind of symptoms by now if I did have it?

I'm not even sure the rumor is true. She was in the hospital while we were dating for kidney stones but they did test her for STDs and said she was clean. But I also read that standard STD tests don't test for HSV and similar STDs.

I'm going to get tested tomorrow just to be sure, but I'm just wondering.
ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2009, 19:04   #2
kingo'mountain
in need of banned aid
 
kingo'mountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: over the rainb... uh... nevermind
Posts: 2,714
it could be that after you slept with her that she caught it from some other guy, i say relax, i get the same symptoms after a rough shave, i'd take a picture but i know you'd deem it as harrassment
kingo'mountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2009, 21:13   #3
ryan
not fucked, not quite.
(Forum King)
 
ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tn
Posts: 8,798
Send a message via AIM to ryan
I decided to go today and get tested for STDs in general. They don't test your blood for HSV, but I asked about it. She said if I didn't have any symptoms after two years then I don't have it.
ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2009, 21:37   #4
rockouthippie
Banned
 
rockouthippie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Oregon
Posts: 11,002
Somehow I escaped the late seventies, early 80's herpes epidemic. About 40% of my age group got the "fun-gus-among-us". That was about the time the gays started dropping dead left and right from some mysterious unknown disease.

Usually you'll only get infected when someone is having an outbreak, but it is possible without. Look before you leap is always a good idea

Two years? Nah? Two weeks is more like it. It also seems to skip a lot of people who have been exposed. I also know a couple of people who claim to have remission, in that they never had another outbreak after the initial one.

If you're really worried, there are tests which you can order online.

Navigating your sex life without getting permanently screwed up is problematic.
rockouthippie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2009, 21:46   #5
iomegajaz
Balled and Chained
Alumni
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 5,233
Quote:
Originally posted by rockouthippie
the gays

"My heart hates uggos." –J.D.
iomegajaz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 1st July 2009, 22:06   #6
ryan
not fucked, not quite.
(Forum King)
 
ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tn
Posts: 8,798
Send a message via AIM to ryan
Quote:
Originally posted by rockouthippie
Somehow I escaped the late seventies, early 80's herpes epidemic. About 40% of my age group got the "fun-gus-among-us". That was about the time the gays started dropping dead left and right from some mysterious unknown disease.

Usually you'll only get infected when someone is having an outbreak, but it is possible without. Look before you leap is always a good idea

Two years? Nah? Two weeks is more like it. It also seems to skip a lot of people who have been exposed. I also know a couple of people who claim to have remission, in that they never had another outbreak after the initial one.

If you're really worried, there are tests which you can order online.

Navigating your sex life without getting permanently screwed up is problematic.
Reading online is what made me worry about it. Every site that gave symptoms always sounded like symptoms for other things as well. So I was like "Oh no, is this pimple herpes?!?!?!" and freaked out.

Now I feel great, plus the free comdoms don't hurt.
ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2009, 05:56   #7
hgnis
Hobbit Humper
Forum King
 
hgnis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: banned camp
Posts: 4,119
If you are using free condoms you might want to strap on 2 or 3 there big boy.

I am so important I feel the need to let it be known like a liberal discovering the internets for the first time. Uh hur hur hur. I also wash myself with a rag on a stick.
Realitybites
<3
hgnis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2009, 06:02   #8
ryan
not fucked, not quite.
(Forum King)
 
ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tn
Posts: 8,798
Send a message via AIM to ryan
I didn't actually take them, I've heard too many horror stories.

I once bought one of those condoms you see in gas station bathrooms. They must make those things for 12 year olds. I gave up trying to get it on and went back and got some real condoms.
ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2009, 12:00   #9
ElChevelle
Moderator Alumni
 
ElChevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: the MANCANNON!
Posts: 22,436
Quote:
Originally posted by ryan
I once bought one of those condoms you see in gas station bathrooms. They must make those things for 12 year olds.
They're made in China.
ElChevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2009, 13:34   #10
kingo'mountain
in need of banned aid
 
kingo'mountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: over the rainb... uh... nevermind
Posts: 2,714
japan
kingo'mountain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd July 2009, 20:19   #11
ryan
not fucked, not quite.
(Forum King)
 
ryan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Tn
Posts: 8,798
Send a message via AIM to ryan
Quote:
Originally posted by ElChevelle
They're made in China [\ Japans].
That explains it.
ryan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th July 2009, 13:32   #12
White Raven
Little Winged One
 
White Raven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Canada, now UK
Posts: 4,165
You would have presented initial symptoms by now if you'd contracted it.
It's more likely that what she actually has is HPV, which is a strain of genital warts and is very, very common. Similarly you would have presented by now if you'd been infected.

People just like to exaggerate.

just as feathery as ever | portfolio | a poignant quote
White Raven is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Winamp & Shoutcast Forums > Community Center > General Discussions

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump