Herpes is not leprosy, it is just an annoying skin condition. For all but a very few people, Herpes is not a big deal.
If you have an STD, you might feel alone — but you're not.
STDs (also called sexually transmitted infections, or STIs) are common. And those that can't (like herpes or HIV/AIDS) can still be treated to help with symptoms, although the infection can still spread to other people. Don't push your partner to make decisions about sex or your relationship right away.
Deliver the news too soon, and there’s nothing stopping her from moving on.
But is it a deal breaker if you’re an all-around great guy? Plus, because it might give her pause, you want to make sure she really gets to know you and like you first.
Megan and Josh have been friends since middle school, and somehow they always knew they'd end up as a couple.
But although they shared all kinds of personal secrets over the years, Megan dreaded telling Josh about her STD.
Transmission of the virus requires skin to skin contact. If you have oral Herpes, don’t kiss or engage in oral sex during prodrome or outbreaks. One of the best and most reliable resources for Herpes information is the . If you are sexually active and have multiple partners, you are pretty much volunteering to get Herpes.
If you have genital (lower body) Herpes, do not engage in anything that involves skin to skin contact. If your partner does not come in skin to skin contact with the body part where you have Herpes, she is unlikely to catch it from you. It comes with the territory.70% of Americans have HSV-1.
“Even though this happened three years ago, it still affects my dating life today,” he explains.