Hello! I am doing some research on how herpes affects women every day. Have you been inflicted with the life-long stigma of genital herpes? I am collecting stories to change the paradigm. How did you get herpes? How has it affected your life (e.g., work, health, existing and future relationships, social interactions, etc.) ? If you are interested in sharing your story please write me. Names can, of course, be changed to protect individuals. Thank you in helping me on my pursuit to educate others about the real-life impacts of herpes on an individual’s life!