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Was diagnosed about 6 months ago. Have never been more depressed in my life. But here is the good thing it only lasted 4 Days! yup that's right & this goes to prove stigma is the HARDEST PART ABOUT DEALING WITH HERPES! I was so angry I had always been strong thinking suicide was for weak people *silly of me* because suicide was all I could think of within these 4days. I had then went on a social site where I read a bunch of positive comments about herpes. I began to get a little more confidence. I hated the fact that everyone would say " someone will love you " " anyone worth your time will stick with you " in the back of my head all I thought was yeah I bet it would be all the guys I'm not into! During the 5th day I thought to myself? Why not just tell him? ( the guy I was involved with prior to getting diagnosed. After sending a long detailed paragraph I was shock to his response " This changes nothing" ! He does not have it and is accepting of me having it. There is hope guys !!! Trust in God ! Stigma is the only terrible part about this, I don't even know why it's called an STD & not JUST A SKIN CONDITION oh and another thing. IF YOU HAVE SEX THERE IS NO 100% way to prevent this other than getting proof of every partners status! They do not test you for it routinely and it goes thru condoms. Come on guys go easy 

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