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I caught HSV-2 for a reason...

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I just found out that I have HSV-2 and before I educated myself about how it worked, I was devastated. BUT, I'm starting to think that with the career path I have chosen to become an RN, the gift I have to educate, and that fact that I've always wanted to start community health programs--maybe I've contracted herpes for a reason--to get a jump start on making a difference. Or at least this is how I'm going to look at it. I'm not promiscuous and I wasn't when I caught it. I just fell for and trusted a man in the Navy with my body, and I truly believe he didn't even know he had the virus.

I had to wait 8 days for my results and I prayed that it wasn't HIV or HERPES...something I'd be stuck with for life. Luckily for me, I received the lesser of the two evils and now I'm able to look at HSV-2 like chickenpox because chickenpox stays with you for life and can recur as shingles--but everyone who has had chickenpox isn't as mentally hurt by it because the stigma behind having HSV is worse.

I've always been the type to want to help my community (just didn't know where I would start)...maybe I can help make a huge impact NOW, especially since I have to live with this...

Oh and sorry for the grammar! I'm watching The Vampire Diaries online and trying to type up my feelings the best I can lol.

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