Recent medical statistics shows that genital herpes among women is on the rise. Jack Lombardi, founder of MeetPositives.com, a dating site for positive singles has said, “About 1 in every 4 women in the US has genital herpes, but over 90% of women living with herpes are not aware that they are infected, because they are not aware of having any symptoms.” He is also optimistic that there will be a reliable herpes cure in the near future.
According to a 2018 report by the CDC, HSV-1 prevalence was at 47.9%.This is the strain mostly responsible for oral herpes. HSV-2 was placed at 11.9% and is the strain that causes genital herpes. These two strains cause a lifelong infection and can increase the risk of HIV infection. “For many young people, the first time they learn that they have contracted an STD (sexually transmitted disease) is a shock. Finding a community of support which doesn’t judge them is important,” added Lombardi.
Jack Lombardi’s Meet Positives is an online dating website that takes a community model where people living with lifelong STDs can mingle and date. Apart from the dating aspect, the community is also build to provide support for members. The benefits of using this platform include SMS messaging, private calls, private messaging, private forum, and the consistent anonymity that protects all the members. “The goal of Meetpositive.com is to help those with STDs learn more about their condition from others who have experienced the same feelings. We also aim to provide the latest information regarding a possible cure for herpes, vaccination, and treatment options,” said Lombardi.
It is a scary experience when one has to talk about herpes infection with an uninfected individual. In most cases, rejections are involved and there might be judgments based on the person’s status. MeetPositives.com was created to eliminate the awkwardness and the judgment associated with explaining the herpes infection. The platform makes it easier for members to talk about their experiences and to get back to the dating scene without worrying about the judgment and awkwardness.
Dating with herpes can be a daunting task especially for women. When they find people they like, they might fall in love and this might require them to talk about their herpes infection. Through Meetpositives.com, members can have this talk with people who understand them since they have been in the same situation. This makes it easy for them to find people they like and fall in love.
Medical data shows that there are many people who are infected with herpes and are not aware. This is because there are cases where the infection comes without symptoms. This means that the only sure way they can know their status is through testing. Some of the common symptoms of herpes in women include sores and blisters around the vulva or cervix, and vagina, body aches, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, among others. Rare symptoms might include blisters, sores and ulcers in or around the anus, around the thighs and on buttocks, and an infection of the eyes. Genital herpes is one of the most common STD in the US and women need to be on the lookout.
MeetPositives.com was created to deal with the social stigma that affects people living with a lifelong STD especially when they are dating. The platform also offers a socializing space which also encourages containment, and awareness. The site can operate on different devices making is possible to access on the go using mobile gadgets.
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Meet Positive is an alternative to dating and a second chance for positive singles who live with a sexually transmitted disease.
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