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so I've been living with HSV2 for a grand total of four months now. The first week I got the news it was devastating. I was a wreck. I've never felt my life crumble so quickly. It was bad.

but as most of you know life does move on quite quickly and you pick of the shards of your meltdown and continue on. I swear I forget I have this damn thing 99% of the time. I just feel like me, the me I always was.

popular culture destroys me though. I watch movies. I read forums. I peruse the interwebs and as most of you know the people out there are unimaginably cruel. tonight I was spontaneously reduced to tears after finding some thread talking about how we "should be ashamed of ourselves and shipped off to constantinople because this was the US of A and there ain't no dammed infected lepers here!"

I'm TERRIFIED to date again. absolutely scared shitless. I'm still very young and dare I say the prime of my life but no matter how much confidence I have in myself and knowledge that those hurtful things are just pure ignorance and that this disease isn't really that bad ... I'm just plain scared.

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Whatever web site you were on, I suggest you avoid it in the future. They sound like fanatics and hate mongers. If I'm being honest, when I read stuff like that, I always have this evil little hope that those people find themselves with exactly what it is they profess to loathe so much... in this case, a giant oozing blister right where it hurts the most. Poetic justice, I think.

Fortunately, fanatics and freaks are only a small percentage of the people we encounter, although they make the most noise. Don't let them intimidate you. No one with any intelligence takes them seriously, and you shouldn't either.

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Thanks! You're right :) It's just easy to get wrapped up in self-loathing and doubt sometime but at the end of the day this thing really isn't that big of a deal.

I guess I'll just wait until 90% of the population contracts it and also comes to this same realization. until then ...

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    • WilsoInAus
      No I’m sorry the only person that needs to be reported is you. Your posts are unacceptable by societal standards, that’s plain to all readers. Your damage to people with HSV is reprehensible. The only person bashing is you, until your attitude changes and you grow up, there is no place for you on this website.
    • Jessie67
      Okay,  here's an update... the new site that was bothering me this morning looks clearer and is no longer raised but it's still red.  I've started using tea tree oil mixed with coconut after someone suggested it.   I didn't take an extra dose so I don't know if it was the oil or the medicine.   I'm driving myself nuts with all of this. 
    • f*ckedOver

      The truth of the matter is that you have no idea what you're talking about.  You seriously have issues trying to tell someone about how they suffer, what their test results are.  You apparently suffer from HSV-1 oral based on your profile and you're here for who knows why...sure you must suffer a lot or possibly none at all.  Either way most of the population is okay with someone have HSV-1 orally.  HSV-2 Genital & Oral is a different ballgame for obvious reasons. 

      You think that by my symptoms which include 5 oral lesions since exposure and test results aren't good enough.  I don't need to post my results online to let the world see.  In fact I am done explaining myself. 

      THIS IS A SUPPORT COMMUNITY NOT A BASH COMMUNITY. YOU THINK IT'S OKAY TO BASH PEOPLE FOR LORD KNOW WHAT REASON.  You attempt to manipulate my character with your slander of my character.  The only person proving them self of poor character here is yourself.  

      I have reported you. You have no reason to be here, you are the classical keyboard warrior-troll. I have every right to be pissed off and trust me if I could. I would beat the shit out of you, bc you need lessons learned.  You're alien trying to tell another human being his/her symptoms and feelings.  FUCK OFF. I will never reply to you again. I don't care how much you try to stir the pot. You have lost all credibility and you have nothing better to do than try to demoralize other people. You're a shitty human being. 
    • WilsoInAus
      @Tone123 could of points. A person with genital herpes is already infected through their entire genital area as marked out roughly by a pair of boxer shorts. Once your immune system is in full swing (a few months from infection) then further infection of the same type, regardless of any sub strains, is of negligible chance.
    • ManagingIllness
      You can have HIV for many years without developing AIDs, if that is what you're asking.

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