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I was diagnosed with herpes when I was 16 years old — by my family practitioner. : 7 common reasons why you have an itchy vagina. I started to hone in on what was going well in my life instead of just my herpes. Not only did I have successes in school — I graduated with multiple honours degrees — but I also had amazing relationships , regardless of my disease. I learnt I could go on dates, have serious relationships and even have amazing sex. The only real difference when you have herpes is that you need to have an honest conversation about the infection, which is actually really amazing because usually people avoid talking about sex at all.
I admit that it did take me a while to get comfortable having that conversation. The first couple of times I told someone, there were waterworks — it was very dramatic. But guess what? It never really had an impact on the relationship at all. In fact, my now-husband already knew I had herpes before we started dating.
Now, not everyone with herpes will have had experiences like mine. Plenty of people experience rejection. Because now I know better. This article was originally featured on www. We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred. In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month , you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Subscribe to News Not a myth — contraceptives can cause weight gain.
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