'I want to pitch people's personal stories because I think a lot of the time you get anonymous stories, but then nobody knows that's your neighbor.
That's someone you care about,' the 33-year-old from told Daily Mail Online.
Jenelle Marie Davis, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, is an STD expert, and founder of The STD Project, a movement to eradicate the stigma surrounding sexually transmitted diseases.
She has shared the stories of two men and ten women, including herself, who are herpes positive in an empowering essay for xo
Many people carry the virus, and a surprising number of them are not aware they have it and can infect others.
In fact, according to the American Sexual Health Association, one in six individuals in the United States between the ages of 14 and 49 has genital herpes (HSV-2).
DEAR ABBY: I am a 65-year-old woman, attractive and lonely.
Another website that has been mentioned in my column before is A way to do that would be to tell the questioner that the query is a personal one, and you prefer not to share that kind of information with strangers.A group of men and women of all ages have revealed what it is really like to live with herpes, in the hopes of showing others who have been diagnosed with the common sexually transmitted disease that they are not alone - nor are their lives over.And Britni, 30, noted: 'The people that judge and stigmatize you for it aren't worth having in your life anyway.If you're HSV , I want you to know that you're wonderful just the way you are.