NY, US (PRWEB) November 13, 2013
It is important to understand that genital HSV is very common, affecting about 20% of the U.S. adult population.
You can never tell if someone has herpes. About one-fifth of all people aged 12 and up in the U.S. are infected with the HSV-2 virus that causes genital herpes, but as many as 90% don't know it. (By comparison, experts estimate 50% to 80% of adults have oral herpes.). More women than men are infected -- one in four women compared with one in five men.
1. Using condoms or other barrier methods, which can reduce transmission by about 30 percent.
A condom may protect people from the herpes virus if it covers the infected area.
2. Ask partner if he or she has ever had a sexually transmitted disease.
Most people who have genital herpes don't know they're infected, so ask whether he or she has had any other sexually transmitted disease. People with STDs are more likely to have genital herpes.
It may be awkward, but it's important to be honest with each other. Partner may be afraid to tell the truth if he or she fears a negative reaction. If partner feels comfortable talking it, they'll be more likely to get straight answers.
3. Telling a Partner “I Have Herpes”
This is quite possibly the hardest part of dating with herpes. It can be a terrifying situation which can play out one of many ways. Likely the mind will go through each scenario over and over again. However, the worst possibly situation that could occur is them leaving your life. In this case, they were not worth their time anyway.
Internet Sites like LocalHerpesDating.org
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