Last year, a few days before my birthday, I went to see a doctor for some uncomfortable pimples around my genital area. Some tests were done and I was told to wait for a call from the doctor. Because it was a few days to my birthday, I did not worry much about my visit to the doctor, since there were major plans by my parents and friends.
On the day I was supposed to be celebrating, I received a call early morning from the doctor and he told me that what I was suffering from was not all that serious because it could be managed with proper treatment. This was the first time I heard about HSV2 (I always called it herpes and thought it was a curable infection). To get the news that I was infected, and now I carried an incurable infection was too much for me to handle. I thought of my friends, my life, my girlfriend and started getting angry at anyone I suspected might have given me the virus. I hid from people for the rest of the day.
The doctor tried to calm me down but I was over any counseling but I agreed to go to his office the next day. What got me worried is that I just turned 18 and had HSV2. The next day I went to his office, and after some explanations, I calmed down and began accepting the situation as it was. It took a few other visits and I thank the doctor for being such a helpful professional in assisting me cope with my infection. Word of advice; the infection is more in the mind than it is in your physical body. The faster you learn to accept yourself, the faster your body will learn to fight the virus.