Just found out that the wonderful gift was given to me.
The feelings I have are similar to many: denial, shock, dismay, confusion, anger
I suspect that this is my second breakout, the first was in March. I wanted peace of mind, so back then I went in for testing. The blood test came back negative, the visual was "you have herpes". I disclosed this to my partner, who (told me) she went for testing & tested negative.... her assurances gave me nine months of peace.
A few weeks ago, I broke out in the same spot. Suspecting something, I went in for testing - no denying it / no false positive borderline results / off the scale.
Now the dilemma: do I re-confront the now ex or do I just move on. Part of me feels like I have a responsibility to discuss these new developments. The reality of this situation is that this girl will do anything to be with me. I also suspect that she imparted this blessing upon me so she probably already knows the real truth. My hesitation is that this girl is in my social circle. I feel like I have a responsibility to share the facts but I also know that there is a high chance that my situation will become the latest news.
Being newly diagnosed, I am still trying to wrap my brain around how this will impact my life - and I really don't need the extra burden of being marked.