A cure for herpes could help change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people like myself who are forced to live with one of the most shameful and disgusting viral infections. No matter how much our education system can stress the importance of safe sex practices, accidents are going to happen. When I was taking my high school health classes, not one single class ever mentioned how Herpes was capable of being transmitted between an oral infection to the genitals. This is exactly how I contracted it however; a night of fun turned into a life time of regret now that I have to explain to every one of my potential partners that I am infected with Herpes. You cannot imagine what it is like to see the look of disgust in their eyes as you tell them or the shame that is burning inside of you as you do. It’s utterly humiliating. Ever since I’ve been diagnosed with it, I have had only one partner understand and even then the relationship did not last long.
Living with this viral infection has been nothing but a constant state of humiliation and fear. Read the rest of this entry »