As a single, year-old woman, Jenna has to deal with all the usual awkwardness of dating: the weird set-ups, the butterflies, the disappointment. And then she has to have the talk. Two years ago, Jenna caught herpes from a partner who told her he was clean, insisting, at one point, that a flare-up she showed him was just heat rash. Now she has outbreaks almost every month, usually around her period or when she's feeling particularly stressed. Living with herpes as a single woman has forced Jenna to hone her technique for telling potential sexual partners: She is informative, stays calm and never attempts to make them feel sorry for her.
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The virus itself is gone, but I still have the lesions on my cervix, which I have to have regularly checked. How long have you been living with it? Got the all-clear on the virus in late , but have still had bad pap results. How did you feel when you first found out you had contracted it?
For many people, one of the scariest things about learning they have a sexually transmitted disease STD is the thought of dating with it. They may wonder what people will think. If they're angry, they may want to blame someone
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