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But Ms Dawson, who lives in New York City, said she felt empowered talking bluntly about her affliction.
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Project Accept, an advocacy group, asserts on its website: "[Herpes] was merely a cold sore in an unusual place until the s. The stigma carries devastating consequences, he said, and obscures factual information about the virus.
Patients often seek counselling to manage the guilt or humiliation - and they may have only one or two outbreaks over a lifetime.
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