It caught me as a huge surprise, and I am still in shock. I was in a relationship for 5 years, about six months ago we broke up. I began dating someone who I have very strong feelings for, and I am pretty positive he gave me herpes.
I don't know how to tell him, especially considering not all who have herpes know they have it. I don't think if he knew he had herpes he would have had unprotected sex with me.
But now I don't know how to tell him, and let him know that he is the one who gave me it.
I'm terrified he will break up with me, and I'm especially terrified of no one else, for the rest of my life, wanting to be with me because of this. The negative stigma attached to genital herpes is way too strong.
I've been devastated all day, with only one friend to talk to about this, but she doesn't fully understand because she isn't going through this.
I'm just looking for some advice/peace of mind.