Less than a week later, I found myself in excruciating pain.
It hurt to walk, and I couldn't use soap anywhere near my genital area.
Then, while surfing the Web for information on the latest herpes medication, I stumbled across a web site for people with herpes.
There are dozens of web sites that provide online support and information for people with herpes.
I had barely finished my first semester of college when I found out I had herpes.
I didn't date for awhile, but inevitably, I met someone.I knew enough about sexually transmitted diseases to know that I had herpes, but I didn't know exactly what to do.As I sat in the college health center waiting to see a doctor, I watched my very short-lived social life drift by.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.In 1989, when I got herpes, the nurse told me I couldn't transmit the virus unless I was having an outbreak.