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Your unique Genital Herpes Story is important to all of us, so why don't you share it with our community?  Over the years I've found that sharing my story has given me the power to find peace in living with genital herpes.  When I do share my story, it gives others the opportunity to do the same.

You would be surprised to know the amount of people who would open up to me and share either their own story or the story or a loved one who has herpes. This is how I found out that my sister also had herpes.  I probably would have never known this had I not had the courage to discuss it with her.

Another great thing that I've come to realize during my own journey is that by sharing my story I am better able to deal with the "Foreverness" of the disease. 

If you keep herpes as a skeleton in your closet of life it will grow and continue to eat away at your soul year after year.  When you begin to talk about herpes you will find that a doorway will emerge.  A doorway that allows us to step through and connect with others on a deeper level.

It never ceases to amaze me how people living with genital herpes are so willing to share their stories of inspiration, fears, challenges and how they have overcome them. 

I read each and every story and comment on most.  Even after living with genital herpes for so long, I still find your stories to be a source of happiness and inspiration. 

Writing about and sharing your hopes and joys is a great way of feeling good about yourself and most importantly help others learn from your experiences.

Simply knowing that your genital herpes story will help somebody is a powerful and generous way of showing love and compassion for yourself and others.

Share your genital herpes story, give and receive support, and be inspired by other people who have herpes who truly understand your journey.

We all have a story to tell.  You live your life in spite of having herpes.  Help others who are newly diagnosed by sharing your tips for living with your "little visitor". Your advice will be greatly appreciated.

We'd love to hear from you. Knowing how you cope with your illness, can help others learn to deal with herpes too.

So go for it! Share your story, your tips and advice.

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