Most people want to know when they're dating someone with cold sores.If nothing else, it may encourage them to disclose their own.Now that I have HSV-1 genital herpes, do I have to take the same precautions as someone with HSV-2?If someone already has HSV-1 in their mouth, could sex with me cause them to have a genital outbreak?
Less than a week later, I found myself in excruciating pain.
It hurt to walk, and I couldn't use soap anywhere near my genital area.
I knew enough about sexually transmitted diseases to know that I had herpes, but I didn't know exactly what to do.
As I sat in the college health center waiting to see a doctor, I watched my very short-lived social life drift by.
I was thinking that I'd probably never go on another date, or get a boyfriend for that matter, and I'd certainly never have sex again.