I’m Stephi, I’m a mission to create an open dialogue about the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). I want to transform the negative image of herpes into an accepted conversation topic in our society. The aim is to encourage a positive attitude and more openness around sexual health.
Herpes is a common but medically-ignored and culturally-stigmatised sexually transmitted infection (STI). The lack of understanding of the condition defines it as a taboo and fuels the shame, embarrassment and silence of those affected even though it is a health issue that involves three quarters of the population.
This is a collection of stories told by people living with herpes (HSV) who want to empower themselves in order to support others.
STAY TUNED! THE STORIES ARE IN PROCESS.