I heard back today about my lab results... finally
HIV ~ negative
Chlamydia ~ negative
Gonorhea ~ negative
Syphillis ~ negative
Type 1 ~ POSITIVE
Type 2 ~ negative
So... I do have type 1 genital herpes...in light of some of the other possible outcomes... I am actually quite relieved.
First, I am relieved that all of the other things were negative, because that means that my partner was being completely honest with me regarding his activities...
Second, I am relieved that it is type 1, as I am understanding the breakouts will not be as severe or frequent....
I feel very fortunate to have a partner who was completely supportive, even though my doctors initial diagnosis didn't make any sense. We both could have made ugly assumptions about the other, and being that he had absolutely no symptoms, he could have said that it wasn't his problem.
We have learned so much about each other and our loyalty to each other. We have found ourselves being almost (... almost) thankful for this situation.
I still have questions... but feel like I can finally exhale!