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Hey everyone, Im still pretty new to all this and just looking to meet others in the same situation. I found out a little over a month ago and now trying to deal with this the best way I know how. I have accepted it and moved on. It dosent seem that bad except now that I am single again it seems kinda hard for me to get out and try to date again knowing that Ill eventually have to have "the talk" lol. Anyways, I am a pretty laid back person and always willing to meet people and make new friends so I just wanted to say Hello H world...

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Hello and welcome!!

Sounds like you are in a good place!! It was been six weeks for me! I too have come full cirlce, excepted and moved on. I hardly ever think about "H" even when I take my daily meds!!

This is a great site! there are alot of wonderful people willing to give support and offer support!!

Feel free to message me anytime if you need to talk!!:)

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Welcome to the club!

You must have done some extensive research into this virus to be at the place you are at.

I know it may be intimidating thinking about sharing your secret with someone else. Are you aware that there are dating sites specific to herpes and other STDs? mpwh.net and positivesingles.com are two of the more popular ones.

And are you aware there is a support group in Austin? The one here in Atlanta really helped me out, and I even ended up dating a girl I met there for a while.

Austin Help

P.O. Box 3583, Austin, TX 78764-3583

Ph: (512) 247-5551

email: AustinHelp@austin.rr.com

Web: www.austinhelp.org

Good luck!


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Hi Ya

Welcome to the club and this site. I have to say i admire the way your dealing with this. I went through a whole spectrum of emotions when i first found out and although now im pretty much walking alongside my diagnosis there are times when im compleately out of step with it.

This is a great site and you'l find lots of information and support here. I hope you continue to go from strenth to strenth..

Just a small after thought tho.... if you do find you hit a phase where you feel like falling apart for a while... its ok to do that.

Everyones here to support you.

Good luck...

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