Re: What's going on here?
The herpes virus can lie dormant in a person's nervous system. Some are carriers of the virus and have no outbreaks or ones so minimal it wasn't detected. You get be exposrd also through oral sex and just kissing someone. It is no wonder there are so many who have it! The shame and stigma is unreal. It isn't a character flaw or something that defines who a person is. It is terrible how ppl can be so verbally judgment. Makes a person feel pretty small when they do have it and jokes are made. How can herpes be in any way,shape or form something to laugh abouts? I get how ppl joke sometimes about things they don't understand or fear...but still,it is truly insensitive and unkind. And that shld hold more value than ignorance or fear.