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is it possible that after dating someone for a year and a half and having no symptoms out of no where i get an outbreak? hi, well for starters i was diagnosed with genital herpes two days ago... i've been extremely depressed ever since. i've had an std te

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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
It : It is possible that one of you were carrying the virus for an extended period of time. It does not necessarily mean anyone is cheating. I am so sorry that this is happening for you but there is safe effective treatment. Please have your boyfriend go get checked also. And if your depression is continuing then please also arrange counseling for that. I wish you the best.
Answered on Apr 2, 2019
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Dr. Engrav is exactly right. It's also possible that your partner has been infected since before your relationship started but transmission only now occurred. This scenario also doesn't imply that anyone cheated.
Oct 31, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: So sorry to hear that, STDs can be unpredictable , stress can be u predictable as well.
Answered on Jun 30, 2019

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