In fact, having genital herpes puts you at a greater risk of contracting HIV.The reason for this is that if you have genital herpes, your natural barrier of protection, the skin, might be compromised with small sores or lesions in and around the vagina and cervix that you might not even feel. Stigma: Herpes dating sites often give women who are newly diagnosed a chance to meet some really wonderful and normal men and women.If anything, I’m probably a better person, and my HSV [Herpes Simplex Virus] status has nothing to do with who I am,' Lance, 41, explained.
She was even forbidden from sleeping in bed with another girl at a slumber party.
'I believe empowering people to make their own decisions and that requires full education,' she said.
The fact is that herpes affects at least 1 in 4 women and statistically speaking, there is absolutely no way that 1 in 4 women are “dirty”, sexually irresponsible and promiscuous.
Dating within the community can often help to build a woman’s self confidence as she gets used to dating with herpes. Honesty: I recently conversed with a young woman with herpes that had just broken up with her boyfriend.
This seems to happen more frequently with couples who come together on herpes dating sites.
Regardless of whether your partner has herpes or not, a woman should never stay in a bad relationship because she doesn’t think she can do any better.
A group of men and women of all ages have revealed what it is really like to live with herpes, in the hopes of showing others who have been diagnosed with the common sexually transmitted disease that they are not alone - nor are their lives over.
Jenelle Marie Davis, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an STD expert, and founder of The STD Project, a movement to eradicate the stigma surrounding sexually transmitted diseases.
STD’s come in all different forms, and while HSV is the 2nd most common STD, it is not the ONLY ONE.
I have coached so many women over the years after they are newly diagnosed with herpes and I always remind them that The Talk is an essential part of staying healthy.
Imagine how he or she would feel if they contracted genital herpes from you and you never disclosed your status!