Whoever wrote this headline is completely ignorant. Perhaps whoever wrote this headline (after looking in the mirror one day and saying ewww to yourself), you need to imagine 4 of your closest female friends. Now you need to realize that ONE OF THEM probably has herpes. Are you going to stop respecting her and loving her, basically thinking of her as “dirty” now? So , I’d keep my mouth shut if I were you, because those of us who are infected are SICK of hearing all the jokes, and nasty comments. the only reason i take the valtrex is to protect my partner… I am always honest, and have never had anyone turn me down or be rude to me because of it…
Instead of judging those who have herpes, we could get EDUCATED about it. the most common response i have gotten since dating after being diagnosed is “well, its not your fault, there was nothing you could have done differently, i would never leave you for something as dumb as that.” so for all you rude people out there, believe me, you can easily get it.
We all thought Jessica Alba was one hell of a hotty. well, “notty.” The latest bit of gossip about Jessica Alba is that she has Herpes, and that she got it from Derek Jeter of the NY Yankees, infamous for his celebrity flings. Rag Mag says, sounds like there’s a herpes outbreak in Hollywood. “We’re going to apologize in advance to all the straight men out there, for ruining their Jessica Alba fantasies, but here goes…..
Which of course implies that he’s been giving out one of those dirty little gifts that keep on giving, to quite a few celebrity women. Jessica Alba(before she was Jessica Alba) used to date Derek Jeter, the serial celebrity dater, who plays for the NY Yankees.
I, too, thought it was gross, and then surprise, I got it.
1 in 5 American adults has herpes, those are high odds.
I wish someone could get the balls to talk about it publicly and not one of thoese silly commercials. When I was in high school I use to make fun of the Valtrex commercials, you know, they use to show people doing all this adventurous or exciting things like horseback riding, mountain climbing, canoeing, bike riding, whatever.
And I would say something stupid like, “well, I didnt know you had to have herpes to do all that, I almost wish I could get it.” A year after graduation I was having my first outbreak.
It has taught me not just to date anyone and be more careful with my body, who my friends are (I told of couple of my friends when I found out and some of them though it would be fun to tell everyone else, so I said goodbye to them and my real friends still loved me all the same) and it has taught me that any man that truly wants to be with you will say “I love you for everything you are” not “i love your body, but its too bad your diseased.” My sex life did not end, I have had a couple of partners and all of them were told before anything happened and they all said it doesnt matter, and none of them was given the “gift that keeps on giving.” My current boyfriend, soon to be husband, tells me everytime I get sick that he doesnt care if he gets it or not, he just wants to be with me. So no, herpes didnt destroy my life, it made me stronger and wiser.
It’s been over 20 years I have not dated…yup very lonely and sad…Honestly, I don’t know how to tell and don’t want to see that look on his face when I say btw I have herpes…
Honestly I am tired of all of the negative stigma attatched to Herpes and HPV as well. about 1 in every 5 people have it or have (or had) some kind of STD. Life goes on, but people who are ignorant about it, make people feel that they’re not worth shit when they try to live a “normal” life.
I dont sleep around, and i used condoms and still got it from someone i was in love with!! If jessica alba really does have it, then i say “you go girl” cause she hasnt let it affect her life…which no one should.
anyone reading this who is down on themselves, please keep your chin up… The stigma will subside as most of the population will find out they have it.