Herpes is a common viral infection. There are oral herpes (cold sores or fever blisters) and genital herpes (genital sores or sores below the waist).
There are two herpes simplex viruses: Herpes Simplex Type 1 HSV-1and Herpes Simplex Type 2 HSV-2. These viruses look identical under the microscope. Either type can infect the mouth or genitals. Most commonly, however, HSV-1 occurs above the waist, and HSV-2 below.
Herpes is estimated to affect some 80 million people in America. At least one in five adults in the United States has genital herpes. Some folks after learning they have herpes, chose to stay home and kept to themselves. They minimized social contact with outside world and terminated sexual intimacy with their partners. Life will be tough but it is not the end of the world. Folks who suffer from this no-cure disease knew the pain and that probably explained why there are many online communities supporting sufferers and their families/friends. I believe many sufferers will appreciate the anonymous support. I’m quite sure these sufferers will gain support and strength from the online community to eventually return to their real life community.
The site I chanced upon is called positivesingle. It claims that “This is a warm-hearted and exclusive community for singles and friends with STDs. Here you can get on with your life and meet new friends, partners or potential spouses, or learn about STD medical information. If you just need to find someone to talk to or give them help or advice, this is the best place. Never feel lonely again!”
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