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The Demonization of Genital Herpesfrom:
Those of us who have so-called "genital herpes" are caught
between a rock and a hard place. On one hand we are ostracized
by the minority of the population (about 40%) who don't
currently have herpes simplex in their body, which is bad
enough, but more cruelly we are often isolated by our fellow
members of the herpes community who have so-called cold sores
(heroes simplex 1 of the mouth and face). Frankly the lack of
support form the majority of population who has cold sores
bothers me far more than the stigma placed on me by
unsympathetic members of the uninfected population. After-all
they don't know what it feels like to have herpes so I can cut
them some slack. But for those of you who have cold sores and
continue pretending that you don't have herpes and who distance
yourselves from those who have their outbreaks genitally rather
than facially- shame on you. If it wasn't for your unwillingness
to come to terms with the reality of your herpes infection, the
herpes community would be a more united majority of the
population far more empowered to boldly go out into the
community and reject the unjust and irrational stigma placed on
people with herpes.
Sixty percent of the population has herpes. We are living in a
herpes nation. There is no reason for us to be a despised
minority. If we were more united and more out of the closet we
would be in a so much better position to inspire understanding
and support from those who do not have herpes. We would be
better able to educate young people on herpes prevention and
herpes awareness. We would be better able to reach out to the
people with herpes who have had their self-esteem devastated.
So-called cold sores are herpes. I have had too many people in
my clinic and through the Internet say to me, "I don't have
herpes, I've never had an STD, but I do get these cold sores on
Herpes is herpes whether you get your outbreaks above the waist
or below the waist. It's true that people with type 1 herpes of
the mouth and face often have fewer outbreaks than people with
herpes type 2 of the genitals, but it is also true that herpes
of the mouth and face is just as contagious if not more so than
genital herpes. It is also true that many people with type 1
herpes of the mouth and face shed virus without symptoms and are
giving many people type 1 herpes on their genitals from oral
sex. It is also true that herpes of the mouth and face can
spread to parts of the body that genital herpes rarely ever
spreads to including the nostrils and into the brain, the hands
and fingers, down the esophagus and into the stomach, into the
eyes, and elsewhere.
For those who don't have herpes and give people with herpes a
rough time, I really have no words for you. If you believe that
having genital herpes is an indication of promiscuity or moral
deficiency then you are probably too far-gone for anything I say
here to reach you. And for the record I don't think there's
anything inherently wrong with promiscuity. I got my herpes in
the context of a monogamous relationship but I wouldn't feel bad
about myself if I had been infected by herpes through
promiscuity. How you got herpes is irrelevant. Herpes is a
virus. Viruses have different strategies for gaining access to
our bodies. A virus that chooses sex as it's preferred method of
infection is less scary to me than an airborne virus that
indiscriminately devastates huge populations in a matter of days.
Jesus said "let he is who is without sin cast the first stone".
I say let he or she who is without a virus cast the first stone.
Between the Chicken-Pox virus (a member of the herpes family),
the Epstein-Barr virus (another member of the herpes family),
the HPV virus (genital warts and cervical dysplasia) and Herpes
Simplex there is virtually no adult reading this article who
doesn't currently have a virus in their body and except for the
HPV virus, these viruses are lifelong infections and that's
without even discussing bacteria, fungi, yeast, and protozoa.
Herpes has been around since the time of the dinosaurs and
affects akmost every animal with a backbone including cats and
elephants and many animals without a backbone. In fact cats and
elephants are dying of herpes. I know that cats can be randy but
I have never heard of anyone accusing elephants of being
promiscuous. If anyone has ever seen an elephant orgy let me
know so that I can print a retraction.
When someone has the integrity and courage to tell you that they
have herpes they are making themselves vulnerable to you. How
you react can often either crush them or help set them free from
a prison of shame. I believe that most people are intelligent
and compassionate. Please treat people with herpes with the
compassion and understanding we deserve. We are the same people
we were before we got herpes. We are no less moral, no less
attractiv, just as good in bed, just as good of a friend or son
or daughter or brother or sister as we were before we got
herpes. When someone tells you they have herpes if you treat
them unsympathetically it only discourages them for telling
others about their herpes in the future, which isn't a good
situation for anyone. When someone tells you they have herpes
it's an opportunity and challenge to you to show that you are
not prejudiced and mean-spirited. It is a chance for us all to
create more love and understanding.
For those of us who have genital herpes - don't buy into the
lies and myths that make you ashamed and marginalized. You can
choose not to let herpes define you and dominate your life. No
one can take away your power and dignity except for yourself.
When someone gives you a bad time for having herpes instead of
dwelling too long in anger or sadness, just "forgive them for
they know not what they do". Embrace all the beauty and love
around you and if there isn't enough beauty and love, create it.
You are a human being equipped with infinite potential for
loving and appreciating the wonders of this world.
Christopher Scipio Homeopath/Herbalist Holistic Herpes Treatment
About the author:
Christopher Scipio , is one of the most experienced holistic
practitioners treating the Herpes virus. A homeopath and
herbalist who hails from a long line of Caribbean natural
healers, Scipio has during the last 15 years developed a very
successful natural protocol in treating the Herpes family of
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