I suffer from health anxiety and ocd and I got a thought in my head that's scaring me and freaking me out. Is cold sores considered to be herpes simplex 1? Bc I got my std test back and all the test came back negative expect one, my doc said I have strains of herpes simplex 1. He said 80% of ppl have this disease and he said I shouldn't worry about it but I am. And I looked at my health records and for testing for herpes simplex 1 it says (HS1> cold sores) what does that mean? Idk what to do. Is it bad? If it was bad would my idc prescribe me with meds for the disease? Bc he didn't.
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