Short and Simple

by Jasmine

I was the type of girl that was, what some people call it, 'wild'. I never, ever thought it would happen to me, I was wrong. Who knows who I got it from, but what I do know is that it is not the end of the world.

I'm 17 years old, and I was diagnosed with HSV2 (Genital Herpes) 2 weeks ago.

When I first found out, all I wanted to do was die. Suicide was constantly on my mind, and the fear of telling my parents was increasing by the minute. Luckily with help from a close friend, who is going through the same thing, she helped me overcome the fear of living with herpes and also helped me build up the courage to tell my family.

How Could Anyone Love Me?
How Could Anyone Want To Have Sex With Me?

Those 2 questions are still going through my head... who would want to be with someone who has herpes? Honestly? A lot of people. Having herpes doesn't change who you are as a person, it’s how you treat it, it's how you go about and accept the fact that you have HSV-1/2.

Don't ever feel ashamed / embarrassed about this, it's not worth it. If anything this helps you find that one person that will love you for you, and you will meet people that can’t handle herpes, and that's okay, they are obviously not worth your time, and it just brings you one step closer to finding true love :)

IT'S OKAY TO BE UPSET! Who wouldn't be upset? I was bawling my eyes out when I first found out, it’s not something you are going to laugh about, and better cry it out than bottle it up inside.

DON'T GOOGLE HERPES. It’s hard enough being told you have HSV-1/2 and googling it will only show people talking crap and you don't need that.

I know I’m young, but I know there are a lot of young teenage girls and boys out there that need a story to make them happy. And I’m happy, I have support of my friends and family, and friends and family are all you are going to need, and you WILL find that one person that will love you for you, don't ever feel like you aren't beautiful because of Herpes, because you are.

Take care. X

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