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ncl04

Well I haven't been on here in about a month due to lack of internet. Anyways, things have been good. It's been a little over two months since my diagnosis of genital herpes. I haven't experienced any noticeable outbreaks since. I also ordered a book, Living and Loving with a Chronic STD, and it made me feel so much better. I def. recommend this book to anyone new. It has all the information you would ever want to know and it really makes you feel like you are NORMAL. There are so many people that have HSV, it is so common that it is unnecessary to ever feel shunned or alone. I highly suggest reading this book.

But I really came on here to share this story. I just told my first potential partner that I have genital herpes. And it WENT SO WELL. He wasn't freaked out, or judgmental, in fact it really seemed like he didn't even seem to mind so much. We haven't had sex yet, because I really don't feel ready to go down that road again. Also, if I do I need valtrex and everything I can to reduce transmission. But this has given me hope. My life will go on with herpes, so will my sex life, everything will be pretty much be just the same.

HSV is proving not to be the end.

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WarriorKing

I am very glad for you. I may be interested in grabbing that book so I can recommend it for new people.

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JBnATL

Awesome post!

I hope everyone reads this, and reads that book!

Take care.

JB

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ncl04

Okay, here is the information for the book. I bought mine off Amazon used for just 20 bucks. Managing Herpes, How to Live and Love with a Chronic STD by, Charles Ebel & Anna Wald Now the book is a little out dated. For instance, Valtrex was still very new at this point and studies were being done to gauge it's effectiveness. But like I said, it is a really helpful book. I hope it brings peace to some of you out there trying to come to terms with herpes!

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PetiteGeekGirl

Hey ncl04,

Thanks for the book suggestion! I will definitely have to check it out.

Glad to hear your new partner handled your discussion so well!

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