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by wide_green_eyes (wide_green_eyes)
at January 30th, 2009 (11:51 pm)
frustrated

current location: Chicago Ridge
current mood: frustrated

I'd say dealing with the emotional aspect of having Herpes is probably a million times worse than any of the actual outbreaks I've dealt with outside of the initial one. Every time I hear a snide joke about it or see a shitty remark online somewhere I feel like it's been said to me personally- like someone is pointing a finger at me. I hate the lack of an awareness campaign, I hate having to mention directly after that statement that said awareness campaign should be about awareness- not fearmongering, I hate that I feel like there is no cure coming because of the social stigmas attached to this stupid virus (I am very aware that's probably not true and even a bit irrational but it doesn't stop me from feeling that way.)