Hsv2, now scared of transmitting to kids.

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    Bre
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    Hello, everyone. I was diagnosed with Hsv2 last week. I have no idea how long I’ve had it, as I have had these symptoms for years. “You have a yeast infection. “You have BV.” “You have hemorrhoids.” You get the idea. Anyway, after taking this week to process everything, I’ve accepted it. Even though I’m devastated, I’m determined to get through this one minute at a time. At this point, my biggest fear if transmitting this to my children, whether it be through a diaper change or bathtime. I would never be able to live with myself. What if I got distracted by “Mommy, Mommy, Mommy” & forgot to wash my hands? Have I ever done that? Please tell me I’m over thinking this. I won’t even bathe them without gloves now. I even use gloves while using the bathroom, showering, etc. I’m driving myself crazy! HELP!!

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    Cecilia
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    In answer to your fears, I’ve suffered with HSv2 since 1981. I was 23 years old now I’m 61 years old. I had no children at the time. I had 2 children since, one cesarean birth and one vaginal birth. I never transmitted it to them. I recently told my daughter why I had to have by cesarean birth. My late husband loved me unconditionally. He accepted my brokenness and never once treated badly. If had an outbreak I was very careful and keeping restrooms sanitized. My husband never got HSv2 because I used precaution, abstinence during outbreaks. I never used medication for HSv2 during 29 years we were together. I hope some of this information helps. Please feel free to ask me anymore questions if needed.

    #39238

    Bre
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    Thank you so much for your response. I am just sick about this. So sick, in fact, that I actually took my boys to the ER yesterday due to some irritation. They said that the didn’t see any reason for concern, but I’m not taking any chances at this point. They also said it was almost impossible to pass it this way. This has made me absolutely crazy! I just keep thinking about all of these doctors that misdiagnosed me. Why would my children be an exception? I will say that your story makes me feel a little but better. I’ve spent so much money in the last week on cleaning supplies alone. I even bought white towels for the kids, so that I could bleach them. I’m trying to keep everything sanitized. Again, thank you for responding. I really appreciate it.

    #39239

    browndoc29
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    Hello it is options out there that can help you all a little research goes along way ..need any advice or help please feel free to email me at browndoc29@gmail

    #39306

    Lisa
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    Cecilia hi. Did you and your husband use condoms throughout the marriage so he didn’t get infected through viral shedding? Newly diagnosed,66, and thinking I’ll never be able to have sex wo a condom for the rest of my life. Thx

    #39527

    Pinkwife
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    I was diagnosed a few weeks ago and I worry about passing it on to my two teenage daughters. They use my shower all the time. My razors. My soap. My toilet. I keep bleaching and cleaning everything. We have an outdoor hot tub. I don’t want them to get it and even though everybody says you can’t get it from a toilet seat – I still use bleach on the toilet seat after I go to help protect them. I don’t want to tell my girls I have it. I told them I have shingles and that it’s not contagious but if they have any bumps or rashes anyplace to let me know and I’ll take them to dr.

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