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Hi everyone. My name is Kenzie, I'm a 21 year old recent transplant to the Bay Area. I was diagnosed with Herpes about 3 months ago. I have my good and bad days...

I'm still pretty angry, but that's for a different category.

For now, I guess I'll just say hello. I've been in search of a support system for about the last month, and have joined a few different places. I hope that many of you will eventually consider me a resource...as I seem to have already considered you.

I've been reading through posts, and you all seem to be very understanding. I think that is what I've been longing for lately. So thank you everyone! Thank you for making so many people feel at ease when it seemed to be the furthest from their minds.

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Hi Kenzie, I had family in the Bay Area... I love it there.

Nope you are not alone, as this message board CLEARLY shows....there are people of ALL walks of life here. Moms, dads, lawyers, doctors, working class folks, teens, college students....it goes on and on. While we all suffer together with this wretched disease, we can all learn from one another and help each other. And pray for a vaccine or SOMETHING to end this ridiculous disease which should have been decimated YEARS ago.

I hope you find the help you need here...I know I do....it is a good board to come to and learn and vent! hahahaha. :p

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Hey there

I'm pretty new to this too (6 months). It is so hard to get support because people don't understand and I don't know who to tell. I am considering telling my mom, but I don't want her to worry or feel sad about it. I called my work EAP program last week because I was feeling so awful, and I think that the counselor's reaction to me made me feel even worse. I could hear judgment in her voice like I was a horrible person. In reality, I know I am smart, pretty, nice, likeable, and many other great things. We all just need to keep those things in our heads. Chin up.

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