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    I was raped and along came herpes type 2.

    .. I have overcame what happen to me but I still have the scar of herpes for the rest of my life. I been trying to date since my ex and I have a daughter. I am a beautiful and young and have a lot going for me. The only problem is guys run away once I tell them I have herpes. It...
    megs101 megs101 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    There have been moments over the course of the

    last few days where my life was the same. Where I felt like my cute, bubbly self. And then something small would happen; a thought, a phrase, a look, and it all fell apart again. Today's breakdown; Boyfriend: "I cannot wait for you to be healthy again so you can wear that...
    Littleblondeone Littleblondeone 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just recently found out

    that I contracted HSV-1. I can't believe it. I feel like my whole life is over. Just like every post I read on here, I feel dirty and ashamed of what I am now. My whole life has came crashing down on me with every emotion possible. I worry about how I'm going to be able to...
    JamesMTN JamesMTN 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Herpes... Nothing To Worry About

    So I had my first outbreak shortly after the beginning of this year. The outbreak was intense, mostly because I waited so long to see a doctor. I thought it might be a MRSA breakout, which I have a history of. So I took medicine for MRSA. That didn't help obviously. I went to...
    thewetlands thewetlands 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 17, 2013

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    I was told I have hsv2 back in April.

    I have learned to accept it. I know that it will be extremely hard to find a man that will love and accept me bur if that means I am meant to be alone forever them I guess I will be a crazy dog lady! I do have a question. I seem to be having my 3rd outbreak and I JUST finished...
    Worried5294 Worried5294 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    since getting it a few months ago I have

    realized that its more of an inconvenience than anything else I dont like using the word "death sentence" because herpes is farrrrrrrr from that its something u live with just like a cold or the flu...Its society that makes it sound sooo bad when it really isnt
    brihappy24 brihappy24 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    I was diagnosed with HSV in December of last

    year. I was scared, and reacted in the absolute worst way possible (endless tears, tantrums, and having visions of killing my fiancé...jk, sort of). Thinking back, I'm kind of embarrassed. I honestly acted like I had some sort of terminal illness. Due to the stress of starting...
    QuietChristi QuietChristi 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I Should Have Known Better

    I was naive and in love with someone I would do anything for. He cheated on me, I forgave him, then I developed an outbreak, something he never had. He chose another person over me and cheated on me with another person. I was torn apart by the relationship that in which all the...
    ScarletStarlet ScarletStarlet 21-25, F 14 Responses Jul 25, 2007

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    I was tested positive 6 months ago.

    I was so sad and anxiety about this. And I felt be cheated. Because my bf, I only had him in my sex life. I cried three days and shouted to him. We broke up at last. I felt so sad and all the things in my life changed. I moved to a new place. No social life, no friends, I was...
    leslovingJenny leslovingJenny 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Now what? How do you live day to day life

    knowing? I'm grossed out in my own skin. I can't do this. I'm scared to touch anything in my own home. I'm scared to give my nephew a hug. I cannot imagine my life 5 years down the road anymore. I can't even picture my life in a week. I need help
    Icantdothiss Icantdothiss 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 15

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    I'm basically always happy

    and yes herpes is always in the back of my mind it's not all I think about 24/7...till I get an outbreak. I feel gross, I don't wanna do anything, I feel helpless, just sick and sucky all around. I think I'm getting another one...this will be my 4th since I first got it about a...
    93rp 93rp 18-21, F 5 Responses May 2

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    I Keep Forgetting...lol

    I found out that i had herpes only 4 weeks ago.  The funny thing is, i keep forgetting.  I got the whole itching, burning, blister thing and though it was an allergic reaction to a perfume that i sprayed down there. I went to the doctor to get "checked"...
    prettycarmen prettycarmen 22-25, F 14 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    So You Found Out You Have Herpes... Advice Just For You.

    So you just got the results. You have HSV. Right now you are probably feeling alone... Ashamed... Dirty. You are a prisoner in your own body.But please listen when I tell you (coming from experience): There is hope. You can be happy again. Your life is not over.First, let me...
    babybunnyblah babybunnyblah 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    I dated a guy who was sleeping around with

    other girls and lying about using protection with them. Sadly, I can't be too sure if this is where I got it from or if it was the rebound guy I drunkenly had sex with in a pool at a party. Normally, I'm extremely monogamous but I started seeing myself as someone unworthy of...
    rogue1313 rogue1313 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I recently found out i was exposed to HSV 2

    and it was the worse news i have ever gotten. I've always been careful, can count all my bodies on one and this happened to me.. Go figure :/ I made a stupid mistake and trusted a guy and had unprotected sex one time for like 10 mins and now I have to live with that decision...
    HopefulSurviver HopefulSurviver 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    I've never had a break out besides my first,

    and sometimes I feel like if I'm careful I should go ahead and enjoy myself if I feel it's ok... I feel guilty about not wanting to tell any potential partners but I fear if I do that's it... And how can I go through life like this? Putting myself in a bubble of fear. What do...
    venusV244 venusV244 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So the night before last I did the hardest

    thing I've ever done. I've been talking to someone for a few weeks and he was being overly flirty and mildly sexual with his joking. I came out and told him that if rather get this over with now before anything got started and let him know I have herpes. His initial reaction was...
    Kayylinda Kayylinda 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I fell in love at 15 with my friend

    who has a gf and since i was 15 he always my go to guy when it comes to sex.. So i just found out i have vaginal herpes(@17yo) and i have messed with two guys within one month and the guy i been having sex since back '12 used his mouth for the first time then i met a guy we...
    sunsetthickness sunsetthickness 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I found out today that I was tested positive

    for the Herpes virus...As my doctor was explaining to me everything over the phone I felt like I could have died right then. I was dating this guy for the past two years who had cheated on me time and time again with his ex. He preached and preached about how I was the one, that...
    fairytale24 fairytale24 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    I've been poz over 5 years

    and on the dating site hdatingsite.com , never been sick, always undetectable. Take your meds and educate people on the facts if the disease, heck...EDUCATE Yourself. Don't let yourself get down and always keep moving. I'm the healthiest I've been in my whole life. We have to...
    pozoq pozoq 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I just found out I have general herpes from my

    ex boyfriend I'm beyond hurt and don't know how to live life with this ... I was just starting to regain myself from the horrible relationship to start dating again but now I feel alone and no one will ever want to date marry someone with herpes I don't know what to do I really...
    Hillary4455 Hillary4455 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 1

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    I just found out sept.

    31st , im heart broken
    YayaBanks819 YayaBanks819 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a cold sore on my lip 😔,

    what will make it go away fast ?
    hopeliveshavefaith hopeliveshavefaith 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    have any of u tried taking olive leaf pills

    or any other natural ways to deal with ur herpes?
    brihappy24 brihappy24 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    When you squeeze an orange,

    you'll always get orange juice to come out. What comes out is what's inside. The same logic applies to you. When someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, or says something unflattering or critical, and out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, tension, depression, or...
    ImJustANobody ImJustANobody 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 26

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    I Have Herpes and I Am Not Ashamed to Admit That

    I contracted herpes over seven years ago and, as many others, I struggled with the emotional issues, the sense of betrayal, and the depression that often accompanies being diagnosed with this incurable virus. Initially I was completely unaware of online support forums, but...
    JeannieMay JeannieMay 46-50, F 40 Responses Aug 23, 2007

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    I'm having my second out break

    and it's very painful and on top of that my male friend told me he couldn't deal with the fact I have herpes I feel hopeless and depressed ... I feel like hurting myself but I'm not I just want all this to go away I want to be me again
    Hillary4455 Hillary4455 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have herpes, I am not herpes!

    I was diagnosed April of this year and when I first found out I was truly distraught. I had to learn about what I had, what I was in store for, what was going to change throughout my body and after reading and studying what was to happen, that sense of fear was relieved! I...
    iCas92 iCas92 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Risingfromtheashes! (so My Life Isn't Over?)

    4/5/2013 My doctor says you clear for everything except you've been exposed to HSV-2 Gential Herpes, & I thought that my heart would fall into my stomach and out my *** But instead this calming sensation came over me, For one I had a answer, so GOOGLE and GOOGLE IMAGES were no...
    beautifulSTORM beautifulSTORM 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 8, 2013

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    I have a question about stages of outbreaks

    and what the symptoms look like. I'm kinda freaking out and reassurance would be appreciated...
    PurpleFlyingKites PurpleFlyingKites 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 18

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    I don't know what to do.

    I'm a 37 year old man who contracted genital herpes 15 years ago from only my 6th sexual partner. I haven't gone on a single date or had any sexual encounters within that span of time. I just can't get past the fear of inevitable rejection when I tell my love interest of my...
    digirob digirob 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 16

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    Ummm Is This A Joke..

    Okay so I'm 20 years old only had 3 partners in my entire life like ever .! So I went to the dr for a normal pap and to clear a bladder infection which turned into them asking if I wanted to be tested so me being me I said sure why did I do that turns out I have herpes and hep B...
    Pure2pretty Pure2pretty 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    I found out I have herpes a year ago

    though I've never had an outbreak until last week.... but I started dating this guy a couple months after I was diagnosed and never told him about it. I was too scared the first time we got together and thought the first time would be the last, but somehow we ended up dating and...
    shiro023 shiro023 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    When I was 15, I was gang raped by one of the

    neighborhood boys and his two cousins. If that wasn't bad enough, I found out that I had contracted herpes from one of them. I did not tell my parents because I was embarrassed and I knew my dad would kill the boys and end up in jail. I told my two best friends, and neither one...
    tammie74 tammie74 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 13

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    i started dating someone

    who i thought was going to be the man i married. after a few months he admitted to me that he had slept with about 65 girls, here i didnt think anything of it because he was an older man, while he was cheating on me the entire relationship, i went and got myself tested as soon...
    glitterandgold13 glitterandgold13 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 14

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    YayaBanks819 YayaBanks819 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So I was just told today

    that I was positive with HSV 2. Pretty scared at the moment. I am having my first outbreak and its already making my anxiety go sky rocket. I am trying to make sense on when I got this horrible disease. I've been having symptoms for a long time.. But these sores didn't appear...
    Kmg1994 Kmg1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I found out 5 years ago

    and thought my life was over. There was a debate between my girlfriend and I at the time to figure out how or where it came from. Neither of us had outbreaks prior and it was a massive shock to both of us the timing and the odd part was neither of us knew about it and said...
    Jay020 Jay020 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I have been learning to live with this

    for almost 5 months now. I've came a pretty long way since I found out that I did have the virus. It interfered with my work; I wouldn't get out of bed for weeks. I had been with my boyfriend for almost a year when I found out. It was so hard for me to tell him, especially...
    SB56 SB56 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    its been almost 3 years

    since I was diagnosed with HSV-2. I must say the road since that day on has been long and hard, but not impossible because I was able to defeat the impossible in my mind, it was hard to fight long and hard and wake up every morning and remind myself that I am still human and...
    Itslifeman Itslifeman 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My Treatment Experience ---- Staying Positive! No Pun Intended :)

    I was diagnosed in November, 2009. I was very upset and did ridiculous amounts of research, and one thing I found that really stuck with me is that stress management is a major factor in preventing breakouts. I consider myself a pretty positive person, and don't believe I've had...
    Hopesgood Hopesgood 36-40, M 7 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    I came to this site after sleepless nights of

    wandering the Internet while trying to calm my anxieties. It's been a few days since my Herpes diagnosis and I have experienced every emotion known to man. Anger: At myself for being careless with sex At the boy I got it from for neglecting to tell me, even when I ask At...
    Littleblondeone Littleblondeone 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Anybody' significant other give it to them from

    a "mistake" they made while being with you? I don't know what to do. He is my best friend, and he messed up, but I don't know if I'll ever forgive him. We will always be connected by this virus, yet I'll always be reminded of why it happened. I just want this sadness to go away...
    Kittylewy Kittylewy 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    As you can see in my previous posts,

    I went through a very rough time after finding out that I have herpes. I am happy to say i am not writing this post with watery eyes and a heavy chest. I am okay. As hard as it is, and was (especially right after finding out) I have just started to look at the diagnosis in a...
    senoritax senoritax 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I would like to give some positive advice with

    the ones dealing with Herpes! YOUR life is not over! This is not the end! This is actually the beginning! The beginning of a new HEALTHY life! This is the start of seeing life in a different perspective! I will say again, I have come a long way with being ARROGANT which is not...
    iCas92 iCas92 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    If I Only Knew

    I was only 17 when I found out. I never thought it would happen to me but it did but how? I trusted him, I was faithful, we was suppose to get married. I was young, dumb and in love. So when he told me the bump I saw was just an pimple on his penis I believed him. Man was I wrong...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Jul 3, 2007

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    I was gang raped by a group of men in April of

    this year, and all, or one of the men who raped me, gave me herpes. For the rest of my life I have to live with not only a long term virus, but also the memory of what happened to me. The reminder of every pill I take, every outbreak that will occur throughout my life time...
    xdka xdka 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 13

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    I was diagnosed with HSV-1 in February of 2014.

    Its been about 8 months ago. I have been riding a roller coaster since then. At first I was devastated and full of conviction, guilt, disgust, and shame. I got better as time went on. I haven't been in a SERIOUS relationship since 2011. I've had a lot of body issues and i...
    Cami29 Cami29 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed on Friday

    before walking into work. Tonight is the first time I have had time to really sit here and process what happened to me. I really wish my ex-boyfriend.. Who I broke up with on Friday as well.. Had a little more compassion for me. All he did was accuse me of cheating and getting...
    lllllxo lllllxo 22-25 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I have just found out last week I have herpes I

    feel broken I can't believe it, I was wondering if someone in my shoes could give me a little heads up about how yous deal with on a day to day basis thanks :)
    jenna1992 jenna1992 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 13

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    It Can Happen To Anyone!

    Ok so I am 23 years old..Herpes can remain in your system for years and even forever and you may never experience an outbreak...for others they experience an outbreak, and the first year is pretty bad, but as time goes by it lessens...to the point that you wont have it anymore...
    asdf45679 asdf45679 22-25 3 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Will Anyone Be Able To Love Me?

    I am 24 years old and recently diagnosed with hsv-2. It was right before Thanksgiving and my boyfriend at the time was returning from Afghanistan for 2 weeks we hooked up a few times and he went back. It was about a week later and i started noticing red bumps eventually they...
    Gettingtoknowtherealme Gettingtoknowtherealme 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    Dating by its self is hard

    and lately I've been feeling sad and discouraged because of my herpes. I'm starting to feel anxious about telling people I'm dating about it. My ex the one who gave it to me was so mean and acted like I was the only one that had it (he never got tested) I feel like crying just...
    brihappy24 brihappy24 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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