I think different people after different strains of herpes. It is possible to be with someone with herpes and not get it from them. Not something people should assume, but possible. Having been infected with the virus I know first hand the emotional pain we feel. Some don't get outbreaks, some get mild ones and other get them so bad it stops them in their tracks. There are those that don't even know they are infected.
That is why it is spreading so fast. The experts say 1 in 5 have it, I for one thought I was one of the 4. I used protection,did all the right things. I found out I knew nothing about it at all. My doctors were no help to me, they didn't seem to know anything about Herpes. One said if I didn't get outbreaks I am not contagious.
Imagine if I had listen to him I would have spread it further. I have been a widow for 13 yrs. I just started dating 4yrs ago. How and from who I don't know where the "gift" came from but the doesn't matter now. Please do a show on this and you will save others from the heartache. Thanks If you didn't have outbreaks what made you get tested? Curious September 22, , 2: Having an episode of Dr.
Phil's show address STD's, especially HSV2 and HPV would be an excellent idea. If that does happen, I would be more than happy to share my experience with having HSV2, from the pits of despair when I first got it to the incredible wonderful things that have happened to me since that time. I was a 25 year old virgin I had just started dating a man and told him up front that I was not going to have sex with him. Turns out, he had other ideas and he ended up date raping me.
So I lose my virginity and get herpes at the same time. I worried about how that incident would affect our friendship. Little did I know my worries would extend far beyond that concern. Less than a week later, I found myself in excruciating pain. It hurt to walk, and I couldn't use soap anywhere near my genital area. I knew enough about sexually transmitted diseases to know that I had herpes , but I didn't know exactly what to do. The Diagnosis As I sat in the college health center waiting to see a doctor, I watched my very short-lived social life drift by.
I was thinking that I'd probably never go on another date, or get a boyfriend for that matter, and I'd certainly never have sex again. The nurse who examined me revealed that she had herpes and said it was no big deal. She had been free of outbreaks for 12 years, and the same might be the case for me, she said. Genital herpes is a contagious viral infection that remains permanently in the nerve cells.
Many people are unaware they have it, because they don't experience symptoms or because they attribute the symptoms to something else. During an outbreak, blisters or sores appear on or around the genital area. Some people never experience a second outbreak. The nurse taught me how to manage the virus, but managing my personal life was another story.
The Encounter When I confronted my friend about the situation, I asked if he knew that he had herpes. Years later, I've come to the realization that he knew he had herpes, and that is the reason he stopped in the midst of our sexual adventure. Our friendship, unfortunately, ended as quickly as the act. It was hard enough to face the fact that we'd had sex , or tried to, and it was much harder to cope with the fact that I had caught an incurable sexually transmitted disease.
Continued The Silent Approach In , when I got herpes, the nurse told me I couldn't transmit the virus unless I was having an outbreak. At the time, many doctors and other health care providers believed this to be the case, although a number of research studies had already suggested otherwise. Though herpes stays with you for life, it is not a life-threatening disease. While coming to terms with having herpes, I kept thinking about how different I would feel had I contracted HIV instead.
I feel lucky that the virus I caught is relatively harmless. There is treatment available. In addition, there are many alternative approaches to treating herpes, including traditional Chinese medicine, homeopathy, diet modification , and more. There are many ailments in the world that are still relatively unknown by the medical community, and therefore have inadequate treatments. Take this opportunity to treat your body better. While in the past I used to party too much and sleep too little, I can no longer keep up with that lifestyle.
It has also forced me to improve my diet and make a concerted effort to exercise regularly.
Disgusted with myself: Life With Genital Herpes
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