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I have always been that person who felt "less" then others. The over sensitive woman that takes in the "sad case". Yes, I have herpes. Yes, it can be uncomfortable.... But after the first 6 months an...more >>
I was diagnosed while married and had never had a symptom. My now ex wasn't worried and never did get Herpes. It could be so much worse. I had a back surgery tha t went bad and I was in hospital for 3...more >>
Having to deal with this virus is devastating when your only bad habit is wanting to be loved/sexed. I figure if I'm myself, honest & true that someone will want me for who I am, not what I have. I ...more >>
Why? was my first question i did everything i could right, i was honest, Faithful and i loved her unconditionally. 3 years of my life with her..... i never would have thought the love of my life or at...more >>
Even though I see the importance of such an experience for gaining the perspective that I have, I would never in a million years wish this disease on anyone. There's a certain type of wisdom and stren...more >>
Hi, this is my biggest fear and that is not having any one to come home to and share my life with.hsv has costed me a lot of friends.well come to find out I did not loose anything. I love my life and ...more >>
I don't normally have NY resolutions because I never stick to them but guess what, I have decided to have just one resolution which is to stay positive. BTW this year I'm 40 and you know the saying "l...more >>
THE EMOTIONAL WHIRLPOOL AFTER FINDING OUT I WAS INFECTED WAS VERY UNABEARALBE AT FIRST. HAVING A WHOLE LIFE AHEAD ME SEEMED LIKE AN ETERNITY. I NEVER THOUGHT CARING AND LOVING SOMEONE WOULD END UP IN ...more >>
I was married for 7 years, right out of high school, he was my one and only. About 5 years into the marriage, just months after our son was born, he began to cheat. After about a year and a half, I le...more >>
This is how I got HIV (the illness). My ex-boyfriend had a girl braid my hair, and gave me a ride to the gas station, 4 blocks from my place. My son's father kept on ringing my phone, because if I was...more >>
I have been positive now for 18 years I have dated very few within that 18 year period. I have noticed the ones I have dated just was not serious or they only wanted one thing and some we just didn't ...more >>
Hey,I just want every one who has hsv. To hang in their I am hopeful that one day we all will be cured???i am not giving up on hope!!! When If i have an out break I take l-lysine,b-12. The best advice...more >>
I've had herpes for 4 years now. It's taken me 4 years to come to terms with it and be able to speak about it. After two months of dating, who I thought was the love of my life, I decided to take that...more >>
Always move forward. I didnt date for a few years after i found out. Then i went through several disappointments trying to date those without an STD. i thought that someone would be able to overlook m...more >>
Here is my story ..Ive always been a outdoors type of guy I like fast cars and working out Im a mechanic I love a challenge in the spring of 2013 I was getting sick and I wasn't able to shake it I kep...more >>
hi, i have been hiv since 2004 and after losing my wife i thought that was it but i found this site and i did find a lovely woman who i have spent the last year with. ok unfortunately it didn`t work o...more >>
Hey there to all of you who are dealing with the BIG H!!!! My experience with having this has caused a big crack in my heart! Normal people don't understand that you can have h from birth and it is a ...more >>
I was diagnose with herpes 4 years ago. I was shocked, I joined positive singles. It was worth it. I felt comfort in people i talk to and met. Having to move and with luck closer to my positive single...more >>
I've met some very nice people from all walks of life, we are not alone in this. I've learned to live with this and share my story; some non H people have issues, but that could be with anything. I've...more >>
I got my STD result exactly one month before my 30th birthday. I felt like my world had ended. I cried for days not knowing what to do or who to turn to. I contracted herpes from my on and off boyfrie...more >>