Happy with Herpes Blog

Welcome to my Happy with Herpes Blog. There are lots of things on this blog to help you find happiness, health, and love with Herpes. Loads of success stories from other people, plus some personal stuff about me and what I'm doing. Happy reading!

Oct 16, 2014

Still in the Process of Acceptance

I was first diagnosed with herpes last month from oral sex (I'm most certain, but it could have been skin-to-skin), worse day of my life. I cried to my

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Oct 16, 2014

Should I Date Someone with Herpes?

I met this amazing girl. We text, talk, email and have been on one date. We have never more than kissed on the cheek. We seem to be really in tune but

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Sep 29, 2014

Years of Sexual Abuse

I am 20 years old and was diagnosed with herpes a few days ago. I am scared out of my mind bc it feels like a death sentence and I have nobody to talk

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Sep 29, 2014

Shock of My Life!!!

It started when I went to the doctor for some irritation. I explained how I would have this break out like once or twice a year. So my doctor asked me

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Sep 29, 2014

That Wheelchair Man...

I was diagnosed and felt horrid. I didn't know what it was. It was distracting from school since I couldn't get it together emotionally. I eventually

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Sep 24, 2014

Lonely, But Okay

This isn't so much a success story as it is a little encouragement and education as to the minimal risks involved after a long time of having this...inconvenience.

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Sep 24, 2014

And Life Goes On..

It was June 2014 and life had just seemed to start for me, my boyfriend and I were starting the summer together after being on and off for about a year

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Sep 17, 2014

4 Years Later; Still Scared But Keep On Going

Hello Everyone, I was dating whom I thought was the love of my life, about 4 years ago and he turned out to be my worst nightmare come true. He was my

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Aug 26, 2014

Living with Herpes-2...I mean LIVING

Hi everyone...I have HSV-2 and I share my story because I want to give hope and take a little weight off your shoulders. I found out I am living with herpes-2

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Jul 25, 2014

Burning sensation all over my body??

Hello, I am a 35 year old male and I just recently found out that I have HSV-2 after receiving results from a blood test that stated I have an elevated

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Jul 25, 2014

Facial Herpes Which Affects My Nose

I had my first and most awful out break on vacation in Australia 3 years ago. I was rushed to acute care at Cairns hospital looking like a burns victim

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Jul 25, 2014

Not The Way I Wanted To Start Senior Year

I was 17; summer before my senior year. Me & my boyfriend of 3 years broke up a few months before & it was hard- I was looking for the wrong attention

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Jul 25, 2014

The unknown....

Dear Gary, Thank you so much for sharing your story! I feel how much soul-searching you've done, and I was truly inspired reading it. I don't know if

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Jul 14, 2014

There Is Hope

I was devastated, this thing just kept getting crazier. I felt so out of control. heck, I WAS out of control before this happened. spinning out, trying

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Jun 28, 2014

Recently Broken Up with Herpes Partner

Exactly two years and 10 days ago I met a person that I thought would be my husband. Our story was always something I loved, but I am now regretting a

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Jun 19, 2014

How to tell the person you love

I got diagnosed last week. First outbreak I would never wish that pain onto anyone. But that's not what I was worried about, I have been dating the love

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Jun 01, 2014

Take charge :)

Hello, I thought I would put this story out into the webverse because there is so much fear out there and I found myself being bogged down with other

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May 29, 2014

Can't find these answers elsewhere :(

I was diagnosed with genital HSV-1 last December so I've had the virus for about five months. I have taken the time to put myself in a more positive mindset

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May 29, 2014

How long before I stop feeling disgusted with myself?

I am 20 years old now. I have had HSV 2 for about one year now. I caught it from my boyfriend, who never has outbreaks and even tests negative! I had my

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May 29, 2014

Recently Diagnosed

I am 17 years old, and was diagnosed with HSV-2, just a day ago. I was tested 6 times before this last time, and was given a negative outcome each time.

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May 20, 2014

Without a Clue

I am a single mother of five and now I have a granddaughter. I was diagnosed 3 years ago. I kept having unusual bumps that would appear each month before

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May 20, 2014

Virgin with Herpes from Oral Sex. Don't Give Up.

I was just 18 when I was first diagnosed with herpes type one, but on my genitals. And surprisingly, I was and still am a Virgin. I had been with my boyfriend

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May 20, 2014

Twelve Years Later: It's Not That Bad

I have had herpes for 12 years. I got it from an oral cold sore on the only sexual partner I had ever had. We got married, and he never had an outbreak,

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May 20, 2014

Patience and Honesty has Paid Off

Reading through blogs all you hear are horror stories surrounding herpes, glad to contribute to the brighter side of the storm. I contracted the genital

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May 20, 2014

Nineteen Years Old With Herpes and Positive Attitude

I'm 19 years old and a few days ago I got told I had Herpes. My immediate reaction was that my current boyfriend had cheated on me and I really did feel

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May 20, 2014

Living Happy

About a year ago, I had my first outbreak. It was a week before my 18th birthday & graduation of high school. It was also the week of prom. I had noticed

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May 20, 2014

I'm Still Beautiful Even With Herpes

I'm 22 years old from Asia and my family is conservative. We are pretty traditional in some ways. Very different from the rest of my sisters, so I usually

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May 20, 2014

I Don't Have It But She Does

The most wonderful girl I've ever met has just told me that she has herpes. It shocked me to the core to say the least, but thankfully she was honest with

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May 20, 2014

I Believe I Have Herpes

I just married my soul mate in June. We have been together for two and a half years. He is good and kind, and has raised my son as his own... Three days

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May 20, 2014

Found Love with Herpes

I had been hooking up with a guy named Alex from High School consistently for about a year and a half. During that year and a half we would also hook up

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May 20, 2014

Finding Peace

I am a 22 year old mom who recently found out that I have herpes (9 months ago). I am still in a spot where I feel ashamed but I am learning to cope.

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May 20, 2014

Everything Will Be Ok

First I would like to say, I have NEVER found a website like this one that has actually made me feel not alone in having a STD. So thank you for that,

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May 01, 2014

Keep Hope Alive

I caught genital herpes from my boyfriend last summer. He swore he never cheated and it wasn't him that gave it to me but I recently found out he has a

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Apr 23, 2014

How can I have a healthy relationship?

I have been recently diagnosed with genital herpes. My partner had the beginnings of a cold sore on his mouth that we didn't notice when he preformed oral

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Apr 23, 2014

How do I get past the overtly angry rejection of a love interest?

I am a kind, attractive, accomplished, middle aged woman who was diagnosed with genital herpes over 12 years ago. Since, I've had two long term relationships

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Apr 11, 2014

Still Coping but will never let it beat me down

I am a 33 year old female who was diagnosed with HSV-2 about 6 months ago. That being said it has been a pretty devastating thing in my life. I have outbreaks

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Apr 02, 2014

Anxiety and Depression Setting In

Hi, I’m a guy, 31, I was told by my dermatologist that I have a herpes 3 days ago. My world started to cave in. I come from a good family but because of

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Apr 02, 2014

Is it safe to cuddle naked with my partner who has herpes?

I'm madly in love. A whirlwind romance you may call it. Before my partner and I became intimate he opened up to me about having genital herpes. He also

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Mar 21, 2014


I recently was diagnosed with hsv 1 on my genitals and my boyfriend was tested. He had never had an outbreak and didn't know he had it. His hsv 1 blood

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Mar 21, 2014

Is there a topical medication to ease genital herpes?

My daughter is newly diagnosed and many questions since DR did not help her understand what is happening. Tingling started last Friday and yesterday she

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Mar 17, 2014

My Life Felt Like It Was Over, And Then All Of A Sudden It Goes On

I have never shared my story with anyone in this way but felt that maybe it could reassure someone somewhere finding out about having herpes or open eyes

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Mar 17, 2014

Please Read This Success Story

Hi :) My name is Jody and I am 23 years old, I have been HSV 2 positive for nearly a year now. When I first found out my world came crashing down, not

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Mar 17, 2014

Saying Goodbye To My Old Life and Embracing My New One With H

I'm 43 years old. Been married once, divorced and spent the past 7 years living a good life. Single (again), dating like crazy, great job, happy, money

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Mar 17, 2014


dear friends, i am male,31, was diagnosed having herpes a week ago. at first i noticed there are red dots and blister , i was worried and have the doctor

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Mar 17, 2014

How Should I Start This?

I am a 19 year old sailor in the United States Navy. There is a silver lining to every cloud. Herpes kicked me in the ass to have integrity, honesty, and

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Mar 17, 2014

Starting to Love Life Again

I was diagnosed with herpes one week ago today. At first, I was shocked by the news. I have never been a sexually active person and have only had a few

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Mar 17, 2014

How I DON'T Get Outbreaks

I drink a lot of water, eat my veggies and do my best to stay away from sugar and get rest. But, I like to have fun too and don't want to feel deprived

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Mar 17, 2014

17 Years Old with Genital Herpes and Learning to Live With It

I just turned 17 this year, and started to have possible GH symptoms only about a month before my birthday. I couldn't stop crying and feeling like the

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Mar 16, 2014

Two Stigmas: Stripping and Herpes

Within my second month of stripping (dancing or entertaining); I had also reverted back to celibacy. I randomly requested to get a full STD screening,

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