The nurse who examined me revealed that she had herpes and said it was no big deal.
I had always insisted on using condoms, which can reduce the risk of transmission.During an outbreak, blisters or sores appear on or around the genital area. The nurse taught me how to manage the virus, but managing my personal life was another story. Our friendship, unfortunately, ended as quickly as the act.When I confronted my friend about the situation, I asked if he knew that he had herpes. It was hard enough to face the fact that we'd had sex, or tried to, and it was much harder to cope with the fact that I had caught an incurable sexually transmitted disease.Learn about my personal experience with online dating, including the mistakes I made, how to deal with challenges and how I found success with online dating that led to my marriage.Download the Free Online Dating Guide Why would I want to run this site or give a guide away for free?Learn more about my journey dating online, the pain and the success, and learn about my motivation to help others…maybe even you!I had barely finished my first semester of college when I found out I had herpes.One day, my new beau reassured me, "I'm disease-free, I just got tested.You have nothing to worry about." I appreciated his honesty and knew I had to tell him that he was the one who had something to worry about. I explained that I had herpes, and that was why I was being so cautious.Genital herpes is a contagious viral infection that remains permanently in the nerve cells.Many people are unaware they have it, because they don't experience symptoms or because they attribute the symptoms to something else. Years later, I've come to the realization that he knew he had herpes, and that is the reason he stopped in the midst of our sexual adventure.