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Life can be very complicated

In 2008 I was diagnosed with hpv and went through a variety of treatments. Some warts responded to Podofilox, some to Aldera, and some to vinegar. I haven't seen any warts in many months. It was awful...more >>

A Blessing In Disguise

The worst part was the diagnosis. It's one of those moments that you never forget. It stays on your mind, and it replays over and over again. You convince yourself that you are worthless and not worth...more >>

More than a Dating Site

I like this site because of the chat. I was a severely injured and disabled combat vet. Still am technically but I am finally enjoying some rapid recovery from injuries. All I needed was human co...more >>

Never Give Up

My story begins like this.....In the winter of 2008 i started to feel sick i had a upper respitory situation going on, I went to the Dr and was Diagnosed with Brochitis and was given Medicine but i wa...more >>

The stigma is 1000000 x's worse than the disease.

I was 20 years old when I found out I had it. I was in a committed relationship of 2 years and my boyfriend at the time had a cold sore on his lip and gave it to me that way. We were uneducated and yo...more >>

hardest road

I was in college and my best friend one night came over and we hung out, everything was fantastic. I fell asleep on the couch and woke up a while later to him restraining me and forcing himself on me....more >>

A blessing in disguise

I joined PS after a guy I was dating stopped responding to calls and texts once I told him I had herpes. I decided I needed to find someone that understood what I was going through. My fourth first da...more >>

Life rolls on

Life is what you make it. Never a had a thought or worry in my mind that id get herpes or any std for that matter. It was devestating finding out unexpectedly. I remember the horrible doctor visit lik...more >>

It's all going to be OK

I got herpes from my boyfriend 35 years ago, when I had just turned 18. I was still in high school. He denied having it but a year later gave it to a good friend of mine. I had a rough time in the ear...more >>

Nothing's the end of the world

The week before I turned 21 I felt so tired and sick. Then I started to get bump like things down there. I really didn't think it was anything more than an irration then it got 100 times worse I was i...more >>

Bad things happen to good people

Many people associate any form of STI as being promiscuous, unfortunately, that is not the case and your life doesn't end when contract an STI. It is better to know about your condition and take neces...more >>

Sometimes Good Things Can Occur From A Bad Situation

For so many years, I thought that this day would never come that I would have the opportunity to share a success story. Well I'm here to share it in hopes of encouraging others in my situation. I cont...more >>

A new lease in life

. I watched so many friend died from aids in the late 80' and 90's and I considered myself lucky to have survived until I August of 2007 when I Was completely devastated and had spent the next 6 years...more >>

Transmission to Others

I just got a call from my girlfriend who is having symptoms I had when I got herpes. I feel like the worst person in the world right now since I never wanted anyone to feel what I felt and go through...more >>

positive thinking

I was diagnosed with hiv after being raped last year. It was very hard to deal with the emotions from the rape when having this to deal with to. Spent the last year in denial and avoided the doctors...more >>

Its really the people who suck

For my 20th birthday I found out I was HSV2 positive. When people find out they say wow that must suck because you’re still young and experiencing. But it doesn’t suck because of my age, it sucks beca...more >>

life goes on

In the first three weeks, I thought my dating life was over for sure. But then after really getting to the bottom of it and thinking about it , it's not. This will not kill me. I think it actually mak...more >>


30 years since I was diagnosed. I have never passed it on to anyone - I would be devasted if I did. I have always been honest and had 'the talk' to prospective partners. Finding this site is wonderful...more >>

Having the

I have met a wonderful lady who I have very strong feelings for, (and she me) but now things get a little complicated. Purely by chance she works for another company in the same niche industry that I ...more >>


"Like Alice in Wonderland" I don't recognize the world anymore, not since you lied to me and jumped into my hole knowing all along your positive status score. I could never do to someone what y...more >>

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