A year and a half ago, I had a genital


Q: A year and a half ago, I had a genital outbreak that was visually diagnosed as HSV 2. No blood test was performed to confirm. I was given valacyclovir, and the outbreak was gone in a week or so. Since then, I have not taken daily medicine, and have not had another outbreak. I have had cold sores, canker sores, etc. since I was a child, (which I assume to be HSV 1) and I've also had chicken pox and shingles. I'm currently 29 and could that outbreak have been caused by the HSV 1 virus? My girlfriend of over 2 years has never had an outbreak, and we have been sexually active the whole time. Is there a chance I was misdiagnosed?


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