Herpes is not the End of the World

by Airy

I was devastated when I found out I had HSV. I was in such denial, I went to two doctors because I didn't believe it.

I felt dirty, unloved, ashamed, and worthless.

It really affected my self esteem negatively. I finally found the Living With Herpes page on your site - and it has helped me tremendously.

I'm not going to lie. I haven't had some epiphany that this is a positive or perspective gaining experience yet. I mean, having HSV, the break outs hurt so much and each time I get one, it’s a real concrete reminder that the man I thought I loved and trusted cheated and nearly destroyed my life.

The other side to it is that I have gained quite a few quality friends and have been forced to really evaluate what I will accept in my life and what I will not accept/boundaries.

Through your Living With Herpes page I have found support and know I am not alone.

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