I am a junior in high school & have recently been informed that I have Herpes Simplex Type 1. Now, I know there is no cure for the virus but it has completely changed my entire highschool year. I am extremely unhappy & have no one or any idea of how to help myself. My mother does know I have the virus but isn't very supportive of my emotional being. I don't have many friends & the one I do have, has a boyfriend who she is with most of the time also. I have pushed many male friends away now that I know it's nearly impossible for me to be in a relationship & also because I do not want to risk anyone's elses health. Also multiple students at my high school are gossiping saying I have STDS instead (which I do not). I am becoming extremely depressed & wondering if I should seek professional help. Not only that, I am wondering if in the future will I have to be in a relationship with herpes as well?
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