It’s been over 20 years I have not dated…yup very lonely and sad…Honestly, I don’t know how to tell and don’t want to see that look on his face when I say btw I have herpes…Honestly I am tired of all of the negative stigma attatched to Herpes and HPV as well. about 1 in every 5 people have it or have (or had) some kind of STD. Life goes on, but people who are ignorant about it, make people feel that they’re not worth shit when they try to live a “normal” life.As long as ure on top of ur game, u can live a normal n fun life.
I, too, thought it was gross, and then surprise, I got it.
1 in 5 American adults has herpes, those are high odds.
Yes, I have herpes and because of those people that judge us I have been hiding and making excuses not to date cuz I am afraid to tell men.
Stupid, yes, but if you don’t have the virus then you have know idea how hard it is to tell that person you like you have herpes.
I dont sleep around, and i used condoms and still got it from someone i was in love with!! If jessica alba really does have it, then i say “you go girl” cause she hasnt let it affect her life…which no one should.
anyone reading this who is down on themselves, please keep your chin up… The stigma will subside as most of the population will find out they have it.Whoever wrote this headline is completely ignorant. Perhaps whoever wrote this headline (after looking in the mirror one day and saying ewww to yourself), you need to imagine 4 of your closest female friends. Now you need to realize that ONE OF THEM probably has herpes. Are you going to stop respecting her and loving her, basically thinking of her as “dirty” now? So , I’d keep my mouth shut if I were you, because those of us who are infected are SICK of hearing all the jokes, and nasty comments. the only reason i take the valtrex is to protect my partner… I am always honest, and have never had anyone turn me down or be rude to me because of it…Instead of judging those who have herpes, we could get EDUCATED about it. the most common response i have gotten since dating after being diagnosed is “well, its not your fault, there was nothing you could have done differently, i would never leave you for something as dumb as that.” so for all you rude people out there, believe me, you can easily get it.And if it took getting an std to take better care of myself, to stress out less, and made me smarter than I cant hate it all together, its just a bummer to have an outbreak.But hey, I take my valtrex and I ride my bike, go swimming and camping. It’s truly sad how disgusting people are in terms of what they say about herpes when the don’t know a thing about it, just what they have heard or think they heard.I guarantee there will be education about how its NOT a big deal, and how to stay healthy while living with it…. Oh, and to agree with Scott, the only reason i found out i had herpes was from a blood test. and when i say symptoms, i dont mean “sores” (as i have never had one yet!