Why do you think you have had herpes for 14 years and finally had an outbreak? Were you informed 14 years ago that a partner exposed you to herpes? Did a partner back then have herpes? There are people with the herpes virus that are asymptomatic having no outbreaks at all or for years; and develop them later on. However, it is possible that your current partner has given it you with one of the two scenarios: the partner has always had it and you finally became infected with it or the partner recently became infected with it and didn't tell you. Some people do not know they are infected.
If this recent outbreak was severe lasting a few weeks, my guess was that you were recently infected. The first outbreak usually occurs within a week after being exposed. You and your partner can be tested. If you were recently infected (before six weeks), the virus not show up in the blood work. You will have an idea if it happened recently verus a positive test within a few weeks of your first outbreak will indicate you already were infected with it.
Good luck to you.
My wife and I separated for about 9 months after I discovered she was having an affair with her boss. Her affair was ongoing and started many months prior to me learning about it. About 8 months after we separated, I had unprotected sex during a 1-night stand (roughly a month before we reconciled).
More than 18 months into our "reconciliation" I had what turned out to be my Initial Outbreak. We were on vacation, 2,000 miles from home and now driving to a beach house for a 3 night stay. Our drive started after breakfast and would take 5 hours. An hour into the drive I started to become very uncomfortable, felt as if I had the flu with all of the associated symptoms... Severe Body Aches, Severe Headaches, cold sweats etc. No vomiting or diarrhea. The previous day I was very tired, but felt normal otherwise. By the time we arrived at the beach i was in Hell. I immediately went inside and hit the bed. Throughout the day, I would periodically watch my wife laying on the beach and envy her... I was miserable.
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