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hellonearth

H vs. HIV same boat different passenger (tragic)

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hellonearth

I read a comment earlier where someone said, “At least you don’t have HIV”…well am I the only person who feels like H is almost just like having HIV? I know they are in two totally different arenas but telling a person you have H will probably get the same reaction as telling someone you have HIV. Both are forever as research assures us, so both are pretty much a death sentence!!!!:sadfacetoday: I just don’t want this, I remember the days when my only worry was nothing, now it’s H!!! I’m trying to get over this but every second of my day I feel cursed!!! :mad::sadfacetoday::(:madd: How do you guys do it and live like this? I need help:confused:

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luckyCat

If you want to really see how HIV is truly different try to watch Silverlake Life: The View From Here. It originally aired on PBS and documents the life of two men who were in a relationship and contracted HIV. They basically make a pact that the stronger one will take care of the weaker one (and document the experience) until they die. Guaranteed you will appreciate life so much more after watching.

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LamTron86

HSV is not a big deal. HIV causes major health issues unlike HSV. You will be ok. This is a super common virus. I have learned to fins a deep trust in a person before being them sexually. I have had a boyfriend for over a year now. He has it too. For us it isnt even an issue. he gets outbreaks and i don't. If he feels one we dont have sex. Don't let people's ignorance on herpes bring you down. I asked my gyno the last time i was there, "do you see a lot of people with herpes?" And she said "a lot, yes." So you are far from alone. Look how many members ar eon this site alone. You will be ok.

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victor

Considering HSV-1 is carried by 60-80% of the U.S. population and HSV-2 is carried by a little less than 20% of the population, HSV is widespread. There are more cases of HSV-2 than other STD cases combined; I think it's 40 million who have HSV-2. Since probably at the lowest, 75% of people carry HSV-1 or HSV-2, I don't think it's a death sentence at all. HSV doesn't pose really any health risks other than the .01% chance of a mother passing HSV onto infant (can be completely avoided if mother is infected prior to pregnancy through C-Section). Although medications and treatment for HIV are becoming better, a lot of people still feel like sh!t physically. Sure, with HIV you can most likely live a long life, but there is no guarantee that HIV will not turn into AIDs, which will kill a person. The fear with HIV is death whereas the fear with herpes is acceptance.

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osten

You're not in the same boat as somebody with HIV. You're not even in the same ocean. People with HIV have to take a regimen of expensive medication every day just to stay alive. You have cold-sores.

That you can call a relatively harmless virus that will most likely never cause you any serious health issues, never mind kill you, a "death sentence" shows that you either don't understand what you have very well, or need to step back, breath and get some perspective.

There was a similar thread where I posted a little bit more on this topic, here:

http://www.herpes-coldsores.com/messageforum/showthread.php?51781-Man-kills-woman-after-she-tells-him-she-has-hiv-AFTER-they-have-sex

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