Herpes dating success stories
Hey, it’s a cruel world out there and anyone bandying about phrases about how it’s ‘empowering being single’ or ‘it’ll clear up in three to five days’ whilst looking vaguely pitying, might as well be mentally confining you to a life of sexlessness - or so it can feel.
But with the number of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) rising in the UK each year, it’s not only those who wear a lot of zebra print and have a working knowledge of the Wetherspoons’ toilet cubicles that are affected, as urban myths would have you believe.
Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) – the same virus that causes cold sores.
Genital herpes can cause outbreaks of blisters or sores on the genitals and anus.
It’s precisely the lack of support available that led Max (who didn't wish for his full name to be made public) to set up H-YPE! He believes it’s the stigma that is making the sites so popular. are important because they enable people with herpes or HPV to find answers to their burning questions in a safe and secure environment.” In fact, with all the members I spoke too, society’s general ignorance towards STIs was what caused them to sign up; they’ve become a source of company, advice and support.
For some, they’ve even given the hope for a future of marriage and children that they thought lost to them when first diagnosed.
Yet not everyone buys into the ideas of STI dating agencies.
Some people believe having segregated dating systems buys into the stigma that can leave you feeling dirty and ashamed, “devastated” and “depressed”.
Positive Singles boasts of 30,000 registered UK members - while Herpes Dating says it has 794,600 members – with more than 60,000 dating success stories.As Michael Carter, president of the Passions Network, a network of niche dating sites, says: “These types of sites allow people to be themselves, openly and honestly.” This is undeniably important and as with any sites that help people find happiness, companionship and, for the lucky, love, I’m all for it.We’re aware of the implications of HIV— on paper at least—and if they can help people with a disease that all too often can seem, if not a death sentence, at times like a sentence for a lifetime of celibacy, or so I’ve been told, then they’re necessary.Here you can share your STD treatment stories and read others' stories.All these shared stories were contributed by real people.