I am a 19 year old female and I have HSV. I'm sick of the stigma surrounding the disease, so I'm starting this blog to chronicle my experience with it as well as hopefully educate others and bring about understanding. I was diagnosed with HSV on December 1, 2006. This blog will follow me as I adjust to a new lifestyle and cope with my first outbreak and those to follow. If for some reason I go a week without updating, please feel free to send me hate mail. No, I'm serious. And I'll also mention I don't intend for this to be completely about the condition. It will be used for personal purposes as well.