I have had herpes for over 4 years now. It was not until recently that I opened up and learnt to talk about herpes without hesitation.
I as dating a guy, who I thought was the love of my life for over 2 months when I decided to take the fast lane and ended up having unprotected sex. A month later, I started developing symptoms of herpes. Initially I was in a state of denial but when things started to worsen, I consulted a doctor. I was diagnosed with Herpes. I told my boyfriend about it and to my surprise, he was extremely supportive.
On asking whether he had herpes or if he was cheating on me, he denied both the allegations. Six months later, he confessed that he had been involved with multiple partners during the entire course of the relationship. I felt cheated, lonely and deeply hurt. Nevertheless, I continued to stay with him because I was under the impression that there would be no one who will accept me the way I am.
I got to know about this website very recently and this has certainly been a ray of hope for me. I am now beginning to feel comfortable with Herpes and have made a lot of awesome friends.
Advice to Others
Remember the saying, “Every cloud has a silver lining”. Try to stay optimistic. Herpes isn’t a death sentence, it’s only a beginning of a new phase of life.