Genital Herpes Made Me a Better Man!

by Nik
(Augusta, GA)

Hello everyone! I want to share my story and hope that it may inspire others.

I'm 29 and have had genital herpes for about eight years.

Like so many others, I went through the normal range of emotions and feeling really sorry for myself.

After about two years I decided to make peace with myself and put things into the proper perspective.

I can honestly say that I'm so much a better person because of genital herpes

While I DO hope they find a cure, I can honestly say that if I could go back in time, I would not change a thing.

What I've learned about myself and other people from having genital herpes, I don't think I could have learned without having HSV.

I would not be who I am today if it wasn't for getting HSV eight years ago.

HSV-2 really doesn't affect my life that much... 1-2 outbreaks a year maybe... usually after a sunburn or something stressful.

I have found comfort in being honest about it. All my friends know... I'm pretty open about it even with casual acquaintances or people I've just met. Just seems easier that way.

I came across while I was bored at work today, and I hope that if anything, I can contribute something that would help someone who may have been recently diagnosed and having a rough time emotionally putting things back together after hearing what seems like a death sentence.

Looking back its amazing to me how this event which at the time seemed like the worst thing of my life, now seems like such a small insignificant blip on the radar screen of life.

I hope this helps!


Thanks Nik for sharing your inspiring story! Sounds like mine :)

To your success and happiness!


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