Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are so widespread that almost 20 million viral infections are being recorded around the world every year. Although it has become an epidemic, most of the infected people get shocked when they learn they have the virus. One of the widely spread sexually transmitted infections especially in the US is genital herpes or simply known as herpes.
Almost 1 in every 6 persons between ages 14 to 49 are suffering from herpes. Although it may ease the burden a bit knowing that you are definitely not alone with this condition, it is still hard to just admit to anyone you have herpes knowing how bad people look at people with STDs. How much more if you are on a date and in the middle of deciding whether to tell your date or not that you have herpes?
Carrying this kind of secret brings real burden and discomfort to a lot of people with herpes. Talking about it especially to someone who has no STD can be a daunting experience. Most positives fear embarrassment and rejection because a lot of positives already received that kind of treatment when they reveal they have herpes to people who are uninfected.
However, if you share your difficulties to others who also share the same experience with you, the burden becomes lighter knowing the people whom you are sharing will understand you and will also support you. Conversation with other positives is a more comfortable experience. You will be more confident to share how you feel, your experiences, and other information you want to share knowing that the people you are talking with are like-minded and will benefit from your experience and story. In return, you can also learn from their stories especially when it comes to managing your condition and handling relationships even if you are herpes positive.
Being positive with herpes does not mean that you cannot date again and have a relationship. Herpes has no cure, it is a permanent condition but it is definitely manageable. You can take medications and with proper understanding about the infection, you can still have a healthy relationship with other people without infecting them.
At Meet Positives, online dating is easier since you won’t have to disclose your condition to whoever you are dating. People you will meet in this site are also positives, so you can avoid the embarrassing ‘talk’ again. No need to fear rejection since positive singles already understand your condition and also share the same struggles. You will support each other, spend time together and eventually, built a relationship with someone special. For more information visit us at https://meetpositives.com.