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Posted on Oct 06, 2017
I contracted it 27 yrs ago from my now husband. We'd lived together for yrs prior to marriage and I was monogamous throughout our relationship. I was at the end of first trimester of pregnancy when he infected me.. Developed a high fever 103 F, then blisters. A few weeks later I miscarried. Ruined my self esteem. Sadly I stuck out the marriage for another 15 yrs. Later had 2 healthy children. Hit rock bottom when he started to physically abuse the children and decided to leave him. Contracting this disease forever changed my trust in men. But it made me very responsible when it comes to safe sex( condoms, female condoms, etc). Have been in 2 serious relationships since I walked away from my marriage. One with a man who also had herpes, one with a man who did not have it( I did not pass it on to him). After nearly 30 yrs since contracting it, aday doesn't pass that I don't wish that I never had this disease. But I just take life one day at a time