My Life Changing Story

by Renee Brown
(Richmond, CA)

Hi my name is Renee and I have Genital Herpies. I just found out 4 weeks ago that I have Genital Herpies. When I found out that I had it, I felt so dirty and I felt embarrassed. I felt so disappointed by myself. I felt so angry with myself and I didn't know how to tell my boyfriend that I got Genital Herpies. But I knew sooner or later that I had to tell him because I love him and I said to myself if he really loved me he would still be with me even though I have genital herpies. So I told him and he was so upset at me but he told me “baby, it’s going to be OK... we'll get through this.” And thank God he didn't have it and what really hurt the most was that he barely wanted to have sex with me and it really hurts because he tells me sex is not going to be the same. I cried every night before I went to sleep because I blamed myself.

But right now that has since changed. I don’t feel so bad not anymore. I found out that you can still have a great sex life and a great social life if you just surround yourself with people who you love and care about. Everything will get better in time just stay strong and in shape. I started changing my bad habits and starting eating right. I won’t let this virus get in the way of living and enjoying my life to the fullest. This may have changed my life but I am a much better, loving and grateful person now.

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Apr 18, 2012
Hang in there!
by: Anonymous

Dear Renee,

Well you did the right thing by telling your boyfriend.

Hopefully you had suggested that he get tested. He might have given it to you. Many people are in denial that they have GH. Or they just don't know.

We do get herpes from other people.

Well maybe he has understood by now.

If he hasn't then, maybe time to take care of yourself and find someone that will love you unconditionally.

You're worth it.

God Bless,


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