Having the virus itself does not scare me, the social stigma it carries with it is what scares me. Thank you and for everyone here. It turns out I was wrong. This has been alot on me.. No drug can cure herpes simplex virus. Subsequent outbreaks are called recurrences. I was scared and alone.
Genital herpes is caused by two related but different herpes viruses: The relevant research on condoms and transmission risk can be found here: I know there can be people who carry the virus who never present symptoms. People tend to behave as you expect them to. Since herpes can be transmitted during oral sex, using condoms or a dental dam during oral sex can also help reduce your risk.
I was in a serious relationship for two years with this guy but out of anger I let another guy perform oral sex on me. If you tell your husband about your diagnosis, you can make sure to share all the important facts with him — the World Health Organization has an excellent webpage about herpes simplex virus. Herpes can also be passed on to others in symptom-free phases, though. But probably the best thing to do is to talk to a qualified health care provider for advice on whether you should start using condoms or taking suppressive medication. Research RA Morrow et al. STIs seemed like something that happened to other people, but volunteering at Planned Parenthood had taught me that accidental pregnancy could happen to anyone. Drugs can, however, reduce the severity of symptoms, improve healing times, and prevent recurrences.
To suppress outbreaks, treatment requires taking pills daily on a long-term basis. Unsurprisingly, risk was also associated with frequency of sex acts: Be prepared with information from ASHA and other reliable sources. Before you talk about herpes and sexual health with a partner, make sure you are prepared to address any misinformation or misconceptions he or she might have. None of my past partners who did know got sores. Canker sores frequently crop up singly or in groups on the inside of the mouth, or on or underneath the tongue. It is easy to confuse the symptoms of herpes with these types of symptoms.