I was just diagnosed with genital herpes a few days ago and I've been in shock since then. I didnt really get to ask many questions since I was told over the phone so Ive been reading everything I can find to learn more and get answers. I hadnt had any intimacy in over 2yrs & hadnt seen any symptoms but the nurse told me the virus can lay dormant for many years. I guess intimacy is out for me now all together after this.