Gone are the days when you had to quit dating just because you'd been diagnosed with an sexually transmitted disease.
Hope is certainly a ray of hope for all those who are under the impression that STDs could mark an end to their love life.
So its like I'm having a difficult "STD disclosure" discussion, early on in the relationship that most people just kind of ignore and stay blissfully ignorant of. The likelihood of someone having oral herpes probalby is almost as high in someone who says they don't have it as in those who say they have had cold sores.
There’s also a calendar of upcoming events (specific to your area) to check on as well as open forums and member-created blogs so that you can stay up-to-date on what’s happening in your own herpes dating community.Valtrex has been studied and has been found to reduce the risk of transmission by as much as 73%.That’s relatively high if you consider this person knows their body and can take all aspects of the virus into consideration when avoiding sexual activity that may pose greater risk.With the last 2 girls I've dated, before I've engaged in oral sex, I've asked them about their history with hsv-1 (I ask them if they've ever had a cold sore, as saying "herpes" brings the conversation to a whole different level). Of course, most doctors don't test for hsv-1 infection. I also pointed out that there's a better chance that she has been exposed than not.Anyway, first girl, this went fine, as she'd had cold sores in her younger days. I also suggested that if its really on her mind, that she get tested to be sure.