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Herpes simplex is just a virus, not unlike the flu or chickenpox. And your life can go on just fine.

Herpes Simplex Is Just A Virus, Not Unlike The Flu Or Chickenpox. And Your Life Can Go On Just Fine.

First, let me assure you that all those thoughts and fears going through your head at this point are normal. It’s very typical to feel that way when a person is newly diagnosed with herpes.

But, the fears are unfounded. You did nothing to “deserve” herpes. It is a virus.

And your life can go on just fine. Herpes can’t change that unless you allow it to do so.

Most of the issue with herpes is because of a stupid stigma which has been manufactured recently. It’s false. Herpes simplex is just a virus, not unlike the flu or chickenpox, that any human can get. In fact, about 80% of the adult North American population has HSV1 (usually oral) herpes, and roughly 20% probably has genital herpes. It is a very common thing. Look around you and you will probably be seeing many others who have HSV just like you.

Folks live with it successfully every day. They go to work. They go to school. They fall in love. They get married. They have kids. They live normal lives, and so can you.

I suggest you read the links on the right side of this page. They are full of very good, balanced information. Start with the Life and Love section, perhaps. But don’t stop there. Knowledge is power.

 

Comment originally published on the Honeycomb Herpes Support forums.

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