Secrets of Aurora - For all the newly diagnosed, I just want to share my thoughts.


My alias is Aurora. I am a 25 year old mom living with HSV2 and HPV-Cervical Cancer. This blog is for education and awareness. Ask me anything, but please be respectful. If you have HSV/HPV, talk to me anytime, anonymous or not. I can help you through this, and also help you find so many more living with this. Questions do not go unanswered, and if you want to talk off of anon, if it's personal please mark it *personal* so your identity does not go out to my followers. Stay positive while being positive guys, it's not the end of the world! And if you are having so much trouble that you feel suicide is the only answer, please PLEASE do yourself a favor and call one of the hotlines. For the US, the hotline number is 1-800-273-8255. Remember, you will be ok. You will get through this, and you will come out stronger because of it!! Always remember the silver lining in everything :)

According to the CDC, 1 in every 6 sexually active people ages 12 and up, has HSV2. That's a lot of people! And studies show that about 80% of those with it, don't even know! Get tested people!!


Before you ask any medical questions, please keep in mind that I am not a doctor. While I can give advice and education on HSV and HPV, I cannot give 100% medical knowledge on things. What I do here is research a lot. I gather information and keep it available to you. If you have a question that is beyond my meanings of answering, please get with your doctor or find a local clinic. Visit Planned Parenthood (link is in my other links file) to get help. And if you need insurance, they can help with getting you state insurance if you qualify. If not, there is always Blue Cross Blue Shield. They provide pretty affordable care. Go to their website and type your zipcode in to find out more. Please, don't play around with your health. Your body is a valuable thing, protect it and treat it well.
For all the newly diagnosed, I just want to share my thoughts.


Trust me, this “gift”, it isn’t so bad! Honestly you’ll find there are more people with it than you thought. And you’ll find as you tell others that it really isn’t that big of an issue! I was just diagnosed late February, and since then, my life has turned around in ways you can’t believe. I’ve found many support groups, facebook groups, even started my own facebook groups. I’ve made so many new friends. I even have a group of friends from all over that every night I talk to on oovoo. I’ve found that the people you meet going through this are usually very genuine. I’ve been accepted by all for who I am. And I find that I love life more now. I appreciate life more. I know in the beginning it’s hard, but you can’t back down, and you can’t give up. You gotta keep moving forward. Don’t regret getting this, look at it as an opportunity to further yourself. I’m taking more time for me now because of this. I’m spending more time with my son and family. I’m focusing on my actual needs instead of my wants. And if you feel “I’ll be alone forever”, you won’t!! Love is out there. It may take time for love to find you, but it will. In the mean time, have fun with life. DON’T focus on the gift…that makes it worse! Focus on you!! I promise you, I swear to you, it all gets so much better!!!

(Source: secretsofaurora)

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