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January 29, 2021

Dating with Herpes: Disclosure, Stigma & Healing

Episode 198

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Courtney Brame founded Something Positive for Positive People after his own herpes diagnosis and through his non-profit and podcast, he shares real stories and resources for people with positive STI diagnoses. He joins us to discuss shame, stigma, dating, suicide prevention and more including:

  • How he felt when he was first diagnosed
  • How he navigated the dating world post-diagnosis
  • How people respond when he shares his positive status
  • How to disclose to a new partner
  • How herpes serves as a compass for the body and self-care
  • The costs of herpes jokes
  • How we can reduce the shame and stigma
  • How to build a support system after a diagnosis

Check out the Something Positive for Positive People Podcast. Follow Courtney on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.

This podcast has been sponsored by Let’sGetChecked. Use code DRJESS to save at checkout!

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