I know this statement is a bit confusing because every piece of advice you get will direct you to be positive. This is not the positivity I am talking about; I am talking about the infection. Though your body is infected, the infection should not get to your head. At first, I thought it was a cold sore and treated it as that until my girlfriend started having outbreaks in her genital area.
Since we were in love, we went to see a doctor together and the results showed that she had HSV2. The doctor explained that the cold sore I had was herpes simplex virus 1 and through oral sex, I had infected my girlfriend. I became a villain and she broke off our relationship. I got depressed because I thought I had ruined her life. As I was looking for information related to herpes, I came across a piece that explained that most people are infected without knowing and that herpes is just an infection that can be managed and treated.
I also learned that stress can trigger the outbreaks. This is why I say that your mind should be negative though your body is positive. You should not let the infection affect your mind as this will only make the situation worse. Accept that you have the infection and move on and this will help in reducing the outbreaks to almost zero levels and let you get back to your normal life.