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My Herpes Testimony

I found out I had genital herpes in 1998. My boyfriend at the time was my high school sweetheart but we had broken up for a few years after graduation.  So, I thought during our breakup, he had been sleeping around (unprotected) and had given this to me. My doctor even told me that he was definitely the culprit, if he was the only person I had ever had unprotected sex with.

I can still remember how devastated I was. This man was my soul mate. He was my everything. I was going to marry him someday.  How could he not tell me that he had been with someone else, especially without protection! We had both lost our virginity to each other and he told me I was the only person he had ever been with...ever! Something in me, refused to believe that he had lied to me and gave me herpes. I knew all the obvious signs pointed to him, but I just couldn't accept it.

Well, when I approached him he told me he hadn't been with anyone but me. He swore up and down he didn't know how I got it. Then he accused me of sleeping around. I had been with other guys, but I had used protection with all of them. It had also been years since I had been with anyone else, and this was my first outbreak. The doctor said the first outbreak happens within 2 weeks of contact with an infected person. Well, we were both angry and confused. Needless to say, we stayed together and got through it, but we didn't fully trust each other the way we did before the herpes.

Eventually we got married and tried to put the whole thing behind us. He never got an outbreak and I only had outbreaks about once a year. So it was easy to act like it didn't exist. But in the back of my mind I always wanted to know where it came from. I prayed and prayed for God to show me the truth.

About a year into our marriage my husband and I started going to church. We got Saved and dedicated our lives to Jesus. It completely changed us and our marriage, for the better. After being Saved the outbreaks completely went away for about a year. Then I got pregnant with our first child. I began to worry about how herpes would effect my labor. My husband and I prayed about it and turned it over to the Lord. We stood in faith that our child would be born with out any complications and would be born vaginally. Even though my doctor tried to tell me that a c-section would be unavoidable if I had an outbreak during labor, I knew in my heart that God wasn't going to let that happen.

Even though I had several outbreaks during my pregnancy, the day that I went into labor I was completely herpes free. I had no signs of infection and my daughter was born vaginally with out any complications!! One more thing before I end this....the Lord just recently revealed to me where the infection came from in the first place. My husband gets bad cold sores around his mouth when he's stressed and he gave it to me through oral sex. I never even realized that cold sores had anything to do with herpes! Maybe this is something my doctor should've told me.  Anyway, let this be a testimony to those who have herpes...doctors don't know everything. Only God knows everything! Turn it over to Him.

"Bad company corrupts good character." ~Joyce Meyers

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