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notgoingtobeashamed

Hi im new to the site, was just diagnosed with genital herpes today, hoping to meet some people on here who can answer questions i have and also for support, feeling rather ashamed and dirty atm but hoping i can get past this

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Misty67

Hi and welcome...

Sorry about your diagnoses but with time it will get easier. The feelings you are having right now are normal. Most of use felt dirty and ashamed after being diagnosed. Having HSV does not make your dirty...it does not pick and choose who it attacks. You will get past it!

Visit live chat, there you will meet lots of great people willing to offer advise and answer any questins you might have.

Good luck! :)

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