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I had barely finished my first semester of college when I found out I had herpes.
I don’t remember seeing anything on his face that day.
After finding out from the doctor at the hospital who flipped me over, lacerated the bumps and bottled the liquids for analysis, I immediately texted said boy and told him to get checked out, because I had some type of herpes.
Now that I have HSV-1 genital herpes, do I have to take the same precautions as someone with HSV-2?
I contracted genital herpes, got tested and found out it was from the HSV-1 virus. I’ve read a lot about how HSV-1 can be passed from oral to genital contact, but not a lot about how likely it is to be passed genital to genital.
A high school friend and I wound up taking our friendship a little further, and 20 seconds into the act that would change my life forever, he stopped.
My friend said I was too much like a sister, and he couldn't continue. I worried about how that incident would affect our friendship.
But anytime you are swapping body fluids, there is a risk of spreading something. Herpes affects each person differently based on a number of variables such as your own immune system, etc. – The only way to know for sure how often a person is shedding the virus without symptoms is to take part in a herpes research study where your skin is swabbed on a daily basis and then tested for evidence of the virus.
Dating with oral herpes is a tough topic for many people.
For many people, cold sores fall into the second category.