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Don?t Let Herpes Make You Into A Victim

Don?t Let Herpes Make You Into A Victim

We live in an affluent, highly privileged society. We spoil and indulge ourselves shamelessly. We consume way more than our fair share of the planet?s resources. We drug ourselves with coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and comfort foods. We distract ourselves with junk culture coming from our televisions, radios and print media. In the midst of all this the temptation is there to want to identify ourselves as a victim so we can have an excuse to feel sorry for ourselves.

There are many real victims out there: children who are being sexually abused, women who are the target of men?s rage, seniors being targeted by con artists or mistreated in nursing homes. For those of us with herpes there is no need to buy into to the victim role and feel sorry for ourselves.

Herpes is a minor sexually transmitted skin disease. It?s easily managed and you can effectively protect your intimate partner/s from being infected. Between herpes, HPV and Chlamydia alone there?s probably no one you know who has had more than six sex partners who hasn?t caught a sexually transmitted disease, so having herpes isn?t unusual- you haven?t been singled out by God for punishment, you are simply dealing with the reality of life in the 21st century, we are hosts for a variety of microorganisms, some of them sexually transmitted.

I don?t expect anyone to throw a ?I?ve just been diagnosed with herpes ? party, but why all the doom and gloom? Must we really buy into this false stigma? Is it all that bad?

No it isn?t all that bad. Get down on your hands and knees and be grateful that you don?t have a real illness like my patients with M.S. and Cancer and HIV. Make peace with that little red virus inside of you and go on with you life. Love and laugh and enjoy the blessings of being in a wealthy, peaceful, abundant society. Face whatever challenges life throws at you with dignity and courage.

MY feeling is that we with herpes have no right to behave like victims. I reserve that right for the women in Africa who have endured genital mutilation, for the people starving all over the world, for the children scavenging for scraps to sell in garbage dumps, for the families destroyed by war and its aftermath. They?d all trade their fates for a simple herpes infection any day of the week.

This post was taken from the cure zone website

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I don't think that it is about being a victim... but we would be negligant if we did not acknowledge that we can pass this disease even when we are thinking we are not having symptoms... that part is where the fear comes in..

I don't want to be the one that someone say gave them herpes... I am amazed that the article minimizes herpes by saying it is a minor STD... minor to me is something that can be cured with antibiotics... thus herpes isn't minor.. and that attitude is the reason so many people have it... minimizing it makes people less willing to tell others about their status...

No it isn't the end of your life... but it DOES require you to make changes in behavior... if you don't... I would have to question your morality...

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The post does not imply that a person should be sexually reckless.

Well in my opinion... if you minimize it then there is a comfort level that could end up making a person reckless...

but I don't recall saying reckless in the previous post... just talked about not minimizing what H is... or the responsibilty that comes with having it...

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