At Wesleyan, there’s a lot of just-get-tested campaigns, but students don’t realize that when they go in and pee in a cup in the health center, they’re only being tested for things like gonorrhea and chlamydia, which would show up in urine tests. It’s harder to get an accurate test if you’re not showing symptoms.
Not all insurance plans cover the testing, so it’s not always easy for students to go get tested, like they would probably want to.
), my question is, how can I possibly put anyone that I love and care about in this position?
You can have a fulfilling sex life if you have genital herpes, even though it may be more complicated than it was before your diagnosis.
I wanted to explore my sexuality in a no-strings-attached way as opposed to being in monogamous relationship after monogamous relationship like I had been doing since age 15.
At first, I thought the diagnosis was the end of the world.
Now, you must be careful about what you do and when you do it.
Avoid these sexual activities when you have sores on your genitals, or when you feel a herpes outbreak coming on: Between outbreaks, it's OK to have sex, as long as your partner understands and accepts the risk.
He came over the night I first found out I might have contracted it and held me for hours while I cried.
I would love to see more information available, more resources devoted to testing, and more support groups available to people getting diagnosed with STIs.
Having an STI like herpes or HPV that are incurable, but relatively minor in their symptoms, is not a setback in terms of the rest of your life.
I want an exclusive and totally loving relationship with a man who adores me and I him.
But, now that I have this virus, and I am fully aware of the impact it has had on my body (I've had painful symptoms non-stop for months!