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Lady Bug

Hi. I am new to the site.

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Lady Bug

I have had herpes for 24 years. It is the first time with a support group.

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Lady Bug

I found this site by accident. I started dating again and had to give "the talk" to the man I was seeing. It is easier to disclose that I have herpes now than when I was younger but it is never easy to deal with the emotions attached to the disclosure. My family and close friends know I have herpes so I have support that way but I thought the support from others who have it might help.

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Lady Bug

I should add that I am finding that with my personal experience with having had it for so long, I may have something I can help someone with.

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Lifeislife

Definately helpful. There are so many people arriving here newly diagnosed who lack hope in having any sort of meaningful future. The more people who can prove the opposite, the better.

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Lady Bug

It's definitely not the end of the world. It is a lifestyle adaptation really. If I can help anyone here, I am open to do so. It helps put things in perspective for ourselves when we are helping others so it's win-win.

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seashell

Hi & welcome ladybug! I'm glad u found us. It's a great place for support.

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