Whoever wrote this headline is completely ignorant. Perhaps whoever wrote this headline (after looking in the mirror one day and saying ewww to yourself), you need to imagine 4 of your closest female friends. Now you need to realize that ONE OF THEM probably has herpes. Are you going to stop respecting her and loving her, basically thinking of her as “dirty” now? So , I’d keep my mouth shut if I were you, because those of us who are infected are SICK of hearing all the jokes, and nasty comments. the only reason i take the valtrex is to protect my partner… I am always honest, and have never had anyone turn me down or be rude to me because of it…
Instead of judging those who have herpes, we could get EDUCATED about it. the most common response i have gotten since dating after being diagnosed is “well, its not your fault, there was nothing you could have done differently, i would never leave you for something as dumb as that.” so for all you rude people out there, believe me, you can easily get it.
I guarantee there will be education about how its NOT a big deal, and how to stay healthy while living with it…. Oh, and to agree with Scott, the only reason i found out i had herpes was from a blood test. and when i say symptoms, i dont mean “sores” (as i have never had one yet!
all you need to do is be happy and you will be fine. I specifically asked to be screened for everything, and that’s what they found. ) i mean just tiredness and muscle pain in the legs…
I dont sleep around, and i used condoms and still got it from someone i was in love with!! If jessica alba really does have it, then i say “you go girl” cause she hasnt let it affect her life…which no one should.
anyone reading this who is down on themselves, please keep your chin up… The stigma will subside as most of the population will find out they have it.
Ill admit, I was partying a lot and slept with the wrong man. Yeah, herpes sucks, you get stressed out or sick and then you get even more sick when the virus comes out, but if anything, having it has taught me so many life lessons.
It has taught me not just to date anyone and be more careful with my body, who my friends are (I told of couple of my friends when I found out and some of them though it would be fun to tell everyone else, so I said goodbye to them and my real friends still loved me all the same) and it has taught me that any man that truly wants to be with you will say “I love you for everything you are” not “i love your body, but its too bad your diseased.” My sex life did not end, I have had a couple of partners and all of them were told before anything happened and they all said it doesnt matter, and none of them was given the “gift that keeps on giving.” My current boyfriend, soon to be husband, tells me everytime I get sick that he doesnt care if he gets it or not, he just wants to be with me. So no, herpes didnt destroy my life, it made me stronger and wiser.
Which of course implies that he’s been giving out one of those dirty little gifts that keep on giving, to quite a few celebrity women. Jessica Alba(before she was Jessica Alba) used to date Derek Jeter, the serial celebrity dater, who plays for the NY Yankees.Because HPV 16 may not cause outer symptoms but it causes cancer if left unchecked. As most of us caught what we had by not sleeping around, but from someone we were in a committed relationship with who we trusted. How is having an ailment as common as a cold gross? It’s uneducated people like you who publish lame stories such as this that cause such misconceptions about a simple virus that millions of people have. because one day you no you are going to have to tell them.You people have NO IDEA how you can easily catch it. ignorance is why people who do have it are afraid to come out and be honest about it!!! so how do i meet a nice lady that may have it to and we dont have to say we have it.Well, our source who worked for one of their camps, had to refill her Valtrex prescription for her on a regular basis!Guess who she got it from…that’s right…dirty Derek Jeter. All of his other famous relationships could have contracted the STD TOO!