You Have Herpes: What Now?

Stop the shame

Ew, herpes, amirite?!

Nope.

There is still a huge stigma about having herpes, even though the CDC says that in the U.S. more than one out of every six people aged 14 to 49 years have genital herpes. That doesn’t even include oral herpes.

Herpes are understandably scary because there is no cure for them and it can be hard to now when yo inform a partner. Added on that an oral outbreak can be unsightly and embarrassing and a genital outbreak can be painful. But catching herpes isn’t the end of the world, and here’s why.

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