Hes developing a preventative vaccine too isnt he. That will effectively stop the spread. If that is achieved then it will be like many other vaccines we get to stop us getting.illness which is what will irradicate hsv
I got type II. I took my doagnosis very badly! I tried to kill myself. I was already lacking in self confidence and self esteem.
I'm coming to peace with herpes. I hate knowing I'm a carrier and peoples ignorance (even arrogance) towards herpes is completely shit!!
I am very thankful my body has suppressed the virus and I get very few outbreaks.... Thus far. Doesn't help with the rejections I've copped because of disclosing.
Why am I here? I dunno. I guess to try to help people newly diagnosed? I don't frequent here much these days. I find talking about it sometimes makes it worse as it just reminds me of it all. As already mentioned, do find out what type it is. Each type varies a little.
Lastly, yes, be very careful who you disclose to. Some people are just shit and want to gossip! Sadly the stigma of herpes will never go away. I tell people I know of a guy that just got diagnosed and how he's not taking it well. I judge their responses. Most are sympathetic and some are just pure assholes about it! A few even replied they know people with it also. It is common but for me, I'll only date someone with it. I was on Positive Singles but IMO, the site just makes money off people's misfortunes. But alas, when I'm ready to date and comfortable in my own skin, I'll give the site another go.
Changes nothing, zero chance.
Are you OK? I know we can become paranoid about things, but really other things like crossing the road or driving tonight have a much greater chance of an unfortunate outcome. There is no basis of rationality to your concerns. I hope you're able to get to that place quickly!