Hi, i'm new here but this seems like a really good way to talk to people that are actually going through the same thing so can give good advice and not feel alone, which I think is the worst feeling from this.
I'm 19 and got told a few days ago that i've got herpes. I'm currently single and this has caused me to fear relationships as it appears most people on here turned to their partner to discuss is and most were accepting. But how would someone be accepting of herpes when you are only just starting to fall for each other, it could be a massive deal breaker. At my age, sex is a massive part of my life and i'm scared of how this will go in the future and whether someone will be accepting. How have people approached this situation when telling people?
Also, i was wondering if people that have moved onto new sex partners that might not have the virus, could talk about their sex life, do you fear the shredding of the virus when you are not active? do you always wear condoms for protection?
I know i'm asking a lot of questions here but i've also caught herpetic whitlow in one of my fingers. Has anyone else caught that on here, and if so what did you do to it, so far im just cleaning it and then bandaging it? I'm also taking antivirals because i've just found out about the herpes so i'm hoping that helps. But i've got interviews coming up and wondering what to do about that because i don't know what to say if they ask why i have a bandage on my finger as i don't think it would give off a good employee expression but it is highly likely to be asked by at least one person.