B, New York City. Good relationships stand and fall on far more important issues — including communication, respect and trust. Among those who are infected with the herpes virus, about 10 percent remain symptom free and have no outbreaks after acquiring infection. Email Address Sign Up There was an error. These people are the exception, not the rule.
They will also shed virus from multiple genital sites, since the sensory nerves initially infected with HSV innervate the entire genital area and can shed virus at any time.
Dating, Sex and Herpes
I hope you will share this with your doctor. The following opening statements represent a variety of non-threatening ways to prompt discussion about herpes. Why is dating with herpes so stressful? Share via Pinterest. If you choose suppressive therapy, you do not have to stay on it permanently. Last year, I found out that I had contracted genital herpes. You might even be surprised to learn that your partner has been equally concerned about telling you that they have genital herpes or another sexual infection.