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Hi everyone, Nienna here!

I don't have Herpes, but my best friend, who is like my sister, does.

She got it from her ex-boyfriend.

Didn't know until after the break-up.

I'm here because I love her and want to know what advice to give her from others who have it.

Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year! :wavey:

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Hi! Welcome to this site and happy New Year! :) I think it is wonderful that you joined this site to help support your friend. My best friend's support through my diagnosis has helped me so much. I wouldn't have felt better so quickly without her. SO I think it is so awesome you're not only being there for your friend, you're also learning about it. The stigma is the hardest part, so the more people who understand it, the better!! There is a ton of great information to the right and a lot of knowledgeable and supportive members on here. Take care. :)

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Hi Nienna..I too think it's fantastic what you are doing for your friend. Well done and I hope you stick around for a while :D

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hey nienna,

just wanted to let you kno what you are doing now is the greatest gift out there. only recently got diagnoised and my best mate has been nothing short of a godsend. you can not imagine how much just being there and loving your friend unconditionally will mean to him/her. you are a blessing, just continue to be there and your friend will get through this just fine. thank you.


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