Herpes_Heroes by zhucezhao

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									Herpes Heroes

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462

Summary:
The is only a one letter difference between the words herpes and heroes,
and the letters p and o are only one letter apart, which means that no
two words can be closer than herpes and heroes.

The world needs more herpes heroes both for those of us with “the gift”
and for those lucky 40% of the population who don’t have herpes.

A herpes hero is someone who willingly forgoes their privacy to publicly
be identified as a person with herpes and speaks out in order to
educate...


Keywords:
herpes, herpes treatment, sexual health, sex education, wellness,
women\'s health


Article Body:
The is only a one letter difference between the words herpes and heroes,
and the letters p and o are only one letter apart, which means that no
two words can be closer than herpes and heroes.

The world needs more herpes heroes both for those of us with “the gift”
and for those lucky 40% of the population who don’t have herpes.

A herpes hero is someone who willingly forgoes their privacy to publicly
be identified as a person with herpes and speaks out in order to educate,
encourage and enlighten others. A herpes hero helps put human faces on
this often-faceless worldwide pandemic.

Not all herpes heroes will choose to take their message to the media,
most herpes heroes are making a difference on a much more personal level.
They have come out of the closet and have discussed herpes with friends
and loved ones and have been like ripples in the water of their own
communities.

Why do we need herpes heroes?

Those of us with herpes need herpes heroes because too many of us are
living ashamed and stigmatized by the disease. Having herpes heroes lets
us know we are not alone, not in the minority. We are 6 out of every 10
people. We are our own nation. But we are a nation without visibility,
respect or power.

In this society you are only respected when you stand up for who you are
and what you believe in. Herpes heroes believe that it is wrong for
people with herpes to be made to feel stigmatized, ashamed and
disrespected.

Both the infected and uninfected need herpes heroes to speak out and
dispel the misinformation about herpes and speak the truth about this
misunderstood disease, especially to the youth. We need herpes heroes to
also help promote safer sex. We need herpes heroes to encourage anyone
who thinks they don’t have herpes and who has had six sex partners or
more to get a blood test for herpes since 70% or more of people with
herpes don’t know they have it. We cannot rely on governments, the
medical profession, drug companies, or the media to get the message out.

I am not suggesting that everyone who has herpes needs to become an
activist and make their herpes status public. Every community needs it
leaders. We need a small number of brave people who care to step up and
make a difference.

There are no major charities raising money for herpes awareness. There
are no celebrities famous or not so famous, willing to admit they have
herpes and put a human face on the disease. So it’s up to few of us to do
more. Each one teach one, each one reach one.

Christopher Scipio
Homeopath/Herbalist
Holistic Viral Specialist

								
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