How Do I Date If I Have Herpes?

Genital Herpes is like any other disease, and it can be treated and it’s not such a big issue to cause so much alarm in a relationship. She told you before anything happened – big props for that. I was SEVEN. Like—give him a BIG thank you. Before I contracted it I don’t think I would have stayed with someone but now I see how closed minded I was and how little I knew about std’s in general. 2010 Sorry, yes meant that, cold sore. The first way is, you actually don’t see potential dates/partners the same way anymore.

Posted: 2/2/2012 4:47:39 PM I dated a woman for 10 years and she had herpes the entire time and I am fine. So I’m educated about it…. You can also have genital herpes HSV2 and infect someone’s mouth… Jenelle Marie Davis, founder of The STD Project, which aims to eradicate the stigma, said people often call her organization after a diagnosis, worried about what it means for their dating life. So what this means is that you can find people to talk to and learn more about this virus. Yes it’s absolutely 100% embarssing, but not everyone shows symptoms and has outbreaks. The trick is though, when is it dormant and when is it just not visible?

The thing that a lot of people don’t understand about herpes is that they aren’t going to kill you, and they are pretty easily controlled. How serious that risk is depends on a few different factors. Personally, I don’t really care that much about it. Wish I had better news but, these are the facts as I know them. Why would I risk getting a life-long disease for someone I just met even if they seem to be a nice person? A good thing is that chances of transmitting Herpes to a partner can decrease by 73 percent if the infected person keeps on taking the suppressive medications regularly. If you are also tested positive, there is no harm in continuing the relationship, as you cannot pass it on to someone who already has the infection.


Good luck. But Andy and I were resourceful kids, and we weren’t about to give up on two months of sexual tension. After all, Herpes is just an infection. People hesitate to get into a relationship with herpes singles fearing they would be exposed to the infection. Other than that… … So we don’t have sex when I feel that first tingle and soreness (I break out about 2 days later).

This may occur for some days, during or after which reddened areas will show up on the genitals. People who freak out about herpes confuse me. I would like to stay in this relationship, but need more answers to questions and I thought I would get the opinions from those wo live it daily. We’re using condoms. Though, dating a man with herpes is at some point, a way off, the important thing about it is that, he is taking his part to cure the disease (he is taking medications) and you are also making sure that you are protected if both of you have the plan to do the deed to avoid possible transfer of the virus to you. Genital HSV1 is usually contracted from receiving oral sex from a person who carries oral HSV1. Why on Earth would I knowingly choose to put myself in danger like that?

So, it won’t be a bad idea to do some research about herpes, its risk and whether or not you can enter into a long term relationship with the person. So you will need to go and visit a doctor. When someone with oral herpes gives oral sex to his partner, there are chances for the partner to go through the problem, too. Fuck. ! If you have genital herpes this doesn’t mean that you should start to suppress your desires for intimacy with your loved ones. Herpes simplex virus can pass due to skin to skin contact with a person having herpes virus.

Despite all the information and statistics dating a person with herpes needs a lot of sensitivity. I’ve read that condoms will protect you up to 30%, but I wasn’t able to get CDC to confirm this. It’s free to join, with upgrades coming! So that’s my honest answer, and I’m a little ashamed of it. Don’t let genital herpes keeping you from dating. Herpes is a viral disease caused by herpes viruses, affecting the skin and nervous system. For more helpful information on Herpes here is a link to a tumblr post I answered recently.

Ive had herpes for 14 yrs, my husband at the time passed it on to me,I too was devastated.I checked out every thing I could about this disease, infection, contamination!!

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