“I was diagnosed a few years ago with HVS. I have several questions. I came in for a checkup and had what I though was chaffing. It turned out to be HVS. I have never had symptom of an outbreak until today I think. My stuff feels tingly and I hurt inside like I just had marathon sex. My sexual activity had decreased to virtually nothing since diagnosed. I am very concerned my BF is cheating on me and am not sure if what I am feeling is an outbreak or something else. How would I know seeing as I don’t feel symptoms? Can I come in and be screened for everything possible?”

A: The symptoms for women do not always show externally. If a woman gets a herpes outbreak on the cervix or vagina and not externally, she may develop vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, or burning with urination. Family Planning does provide STD testing and treatment. If you are concerned, we recommend making an appointment as soon as possible.