I am 25 years old. The 1st doctor I went to daignosed me with Shingles. I was getting it every 2-3 months. I finally switched doctors after 7 months. The 2nd doctor diagnosed me with having Herpes Simplex I. I have it on my lower hip near my butt. I have only slept with 2 guys. The 1st guy I only had sex one time with and he wore a condom. I have been with my bf now for about 1 year now. I did not where a condom with him. I didnt like him to where one cause it hurt me. He has had no symtoms at all. I am on Acolyvire 3 x a day right now and I have been taking it everyday because I dont want them coming back. Is it ok to take it every day for the rest of your life just to be safe? Even though I am on the medication it is still bright red when I am in heat. It is also little pain there still even though I am taking medication. Also I noticed the other day that my boyfriend started to show some symtoms. He had spots on the back of his neck, face, ears,legs and stomach and I saw one spot on his penis. He sucked on my breasts and not I have them there too:( He did not have any sores in his mouth. I try to stay very clean and I wash my hands constantally. Just the other day I saw 2 spots on my face. They were just red no bumps. I dont know if this is herpes or not. I am scared to be around my boyfriend now. He is constantly touching his face and neck. I think if he touches them then touches me that I am going to get it everywhere. It is really depressing. I cry almost everyday. I say to myself why me. It really sucks. I am really glad I have my mom here. She has been really supportive. Also is there pills for depression or stress. I think i really need them. My chest hurts really bad thinking about it all the time. I am so upset with myself. Also, my bf has not seen a doctor yet. He cannot afford the perscription drugs. Can herpes go away on its own? If there is any other information that you guys can give me please do. Thanks!!!