You know what’s crazy?! We’re all here, most of us feeling disgusting and terrified and thinking no one will ever want to be with us again, when there are over 50 million people in the US who have HSV. FIFTY MILLION PEOPLE!!!! I read an article on topherpesdatingsites.com stating that the 1 out of 6 statistic is grossly underestimated and that 80% of Americans are infected with HSV1 or HSV2. 80%!!! And here we all are, feeling like lepers because society says that we are. Moving forward, let’s all promise each other that we’ll make an effort to stop ourselves when we start thinking negatively about ourselves because of HSV. Remind yourself of who you were before and realize that you’re still the same person! And always remember that you aren’t alone, that there are more than 50 million people who have been where you are! You guys, let’s be the ones who change the stigma! Let’s educate ourselves and use our knowledge to educate others!