Herpes simplex 2 dating
Can I still date if I have herpes?
But you can absolutely continue dating and engaging in sexual activity. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), HSV-1 and HSV-2. Herpes generally refers to genital herpes (usually caused by HSV-2), but cold sores (often caused by HSV-1) are also herpes.
Can I still have sex if I have herpes?
Sure, you’ll need to make a few changes going forward, including telling potential partners about your diagnosis before getting busy and learning to recognize signs of an outbreak. But you can absolutely continue dating and engaging in sexual activity. There are two types of the herpes simplex virus (HSV), HSV-1 and HSV-2.
Should you tell your partner you have herpes?
Dating with herpes means telling potential partners, which can be scary. But it’s necessary. “It’s good to have the conversation because there is a potential risk of transmission,” Cherrell Triplett, M.D., an ob/gyn who practices at Southside OBGYN and Franciscan Alliance in Indianapolis, Indiana, tells SELF.
How common is HSV-1 and HSV2?
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with HSV-1 or HSV-2 (genital herpes), you might feel confused, scared, and possibly angry. However, both strains of the virus are very common. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 1 out of every 6 people ages 14 to 49 have genital herpes.