None of these guys started screaming at me, they THANKED me and said they would get tested – none of them had it -YAY!!!! And while I’m not an expert in herpes, per se, I do know a number of people who have it, and continue to lead rich, happy, limitless dating lives. Because one second you’re saying “No way” to a guy with herpes, and the next, you’re praying that a guy doesn’t judge you for this one minor thing. According to Herpes.com, 50-80 percent of the American adult population has oral herpes. The scariest part of this whole thing is the staggering ignorance about herpes – a disease that undoubtedly affects someone that you know. Well, let’s just say that I have close friends, clients, and ex-girlfriends who have genital herpes, and none of them are traumatized, hospitalized or ostracized because of it. Just know that if you have the disease, you may be entirely asymptomatic, which would mean that you could potentially transmit it without knowing.And if you do have symptoms, they are easily controlled with the use of drugs.So let’s get into this question a bit deeper, shall we?
With the information provided in this article, you will have a better understanding of the herpes virus and be armed with ways to protect yourself and your partners.
Oral herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).
A primary or new infection of oral herpes tends to be more serious than those of recurring outbreaks with small blisters appearing and lasting for eight to ten days.
Subsequent outbreaks tend to be less severe and last a shorter period of time.
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