When that herpes test comes back positive, the common reaction is to faithfully keep up-to-date on the latest herpes news on a cure for herpes. There are some news sources that can be trusted and there are many, many others that couldn’t even pass for sources. An actual promising study comes from the University of Florida; Dr. Bloom & Co. was awarded $50K by Pepsi to do their research, but no further word on where that is (the page on Pepsi’s website that had the information is now taken down). So yes, occasionally the news will tell us there’s a possibility for a legitimate cure, but it seems just out of our reach sometime in the future. Whether or not the physical cure for herpes is coming anytime soon, ultimately the biggest “problem” it poses isn’t the physical herpes symptoms at all, but the psychological.

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There may be no physical cure in sight to rid the virus from your system, but if you suffer from feelings that you won’t be able to find love, feelings of worthlessness, fear of being rejected, then you need a psychological cure for herpes, not a physical one. A herpes outbreak is a whole lot more in one’s mind than simply a bump that shows up “down there;” it brings with it all the herpes stigma that society has built up around it, all the things you have heard from the media and your friends and strangers alike, those demeaning jokes ringing in your ears … so really the herpes outbreak is a trigger that sets off your psychological reaction.

What is key here is to recognize this first before letting your mind go off the deep end an assuming the worst about this little virus. Don’t let herpes represent all of those horrible things to you. That’s your decision.

So yes, a cure for the most painful part of herpes is definitely close at hand. Or should I say it’s in your head. Start thinking in a way that is fair to you and your life. You deserve it.

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