I got my Herpes result exactly one month before my birthday. I felt like my world had ended. I cried for days not knowing what to do or who to turn to. I contracted herpes from my on and off boyfriend who I knew was a liar and a cheat. After doing a lot of research online I finally met this guy who had an herpes blog at a He added me as a favorite . It was there and with the help of God that I got my strength. I realized then that there were so many other people out there like me. I changed my attitude, started eating healthier, and stopped sweating the small stuff. I went from having mild outbreaks every other week, to once a moth and now I can't recall the last time I had one. Me contracting herpes has made me more cautious when it comes to sex and choosing a partner. Although I would have preferred not having herpes. I am grateful that it is herpes and not something more serious.
It really isn't the end of the world. You have to first accept that you have this disease, love yourself and others will love you. I always say that herpes is the most loyal thing in my life it will be with me forever even when I die :-).