The Shame of Living with Herpes

herpes genital el herpes genital es una infeccion del virus vhsAs a man who has been living with genital herpes for several years now, I can express how important it is to have a cure for herpes. Herpes is not just a physical affliction but also a viral infection that impacts an individual mentally. Knowing that I have Herpes is a constant reminder of just how difficult it is to get a date, to find someone I can be intimate with or to even be accepted socially. Several people whom I thought were my friends actually have cut off all communication with me because of my Herpes – they feel that they can no longer associate with someone who is infected because it makes them look ‘bad’.