If he stood me up, it wasn’t his fault; I was the one with herpes, and I should be grateful he hadn’t left me,' she recalled.
'Eventually, I realized I deserved better than to be emotionally abused like that and ended the relationship.' Helping others: Christine (left), 44, said raising awareness has made living with a long-term infection easier, and Britni (right), 30, said helped her to have a supportive partner to write about having herpes Jenelle's supposed friends would talk about her behind her back, telling guys who liked her that she had herpes as was trying to spread it to as many people as possible.
If anything, I’m probably a better person, and my HSV [Herpes Simplex Virus] status has nothing to do with who I am,' Lance, 41, explained.
And Britni, 30, noted: 'The people that judge and stigmatize you for it aren't worth having in your life anyway.
“I mostly thought, ‘I’m going to die alone, no one’s going to date me ever again,” she tells SELF.
The men and women Jenelle spoke with were asked to name two things they would want others to know about living with herpes, and many of them wanted to make it clear that they are still the same people they were before they were diagnosed.
'I’m exactly the same person that I was before I was diagnosed.
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