Thank you Bella for being the support. I appreciate more than you will ever know. Mesho, coming from a recovered self harmer, suicide is not a way out. This is not your fault. Please don't call off your engagement. If she truly loves you, you will overcome this.
@K_Sock Thank you for your response, although I disagree with your interpretation. Most individuals, up to 85%, are unaware of the virus because their symptoms are so mild or they never had any symptoms to begin with as their bodies can easily control it. If we were to include the statistics of HSV1, then we would see more than the majority of the population having a herpes diagnosis. What many individuals on here are concerned with is transmission, but when the majority of the population has herpes, I do not believe the statistics would make one feel more alone as you put it.
That "stat"(whether it's accurate or not) could almost make one feel more alone. That is, if such an astronomical number of people have it, than why is virtually no one talking about it? Yes, there is Ella Dawson, Ariel Dale and maybe a couple of others, but that's it really. I get that not everyone is bold, but you would thought there'd have been a lot more noise when Ella did what she did, or at least a hand raised at her Ted talk.