So I thought I'd share my story to help ease some people's worries about getting a diagnosis with this infection. I started with symptoms a day after having sex with a recent sex partner. Straight away I knew something was up, so bit the bullet and went to the doctors. My gp said it looked like hsv-1 however after receiving my results from the swab taken a couple of days later this was not the case. I have hsv-2 and have broke the knews to my current sex partner. By surprise they are being very supportive... I was very open and honest, as we all know honesty is the best policy. I don't know if it's off him or previous relationships, but in a way I'm not too bothered. He said from day 1 when I said I'd flared up that he wouldn't stop speaking to me and tbh I believe him. I told him any questions he wanted to know about it, I'd be happy to answer as I've done my research ... and that he has done but doesn't seem to be in shock or scared about it. What I'm saying is don't think it's the end of the world, these things happen! Love your body, love yourself!