Dating a psycho
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I could hardly blame him, but it wreaked havoc on my self-esteem.I met dozens of electronic pen pals and eventually went on several dates.It was a relief not to worry about when to bring up my medical history, and to bond with a guy over asymptomatic shedding instead of having to explain it.Since he was disease-free, he refused to wear condoms, instead choosing the scrub-down -- something that would do nothing to prevent herpes transmission.That relationship eventually came to an end, leaving me worried yet again about getting back in the dating game.My friend said I was too much like a sister, and he couldn't continue. I worried about how that incident would affect our friendship.
Little did I know my worries would extend far beyond that concern.
I was still uncomfortable about bringing up the subject, but now I didn't have much of a choice.
I didn't date for awhile, but inevitably, I met someone.
She had been free of outbreaks for 12 years, and the same might be the case for me, she said.
Genital herpes is a contagious viral infection that remains permanently in the nerve cells.
Then, while surfing the Web for information on the latest herpes medication, I stumbled across a web site for people with herpes.