He didn’t feel it was something he needed to tell Kylie on their first or second date, but as it became apparent that they both liked each other a lot, he wanted to be straightforward. But genital herpes, despite how scary the name sounds, is more common than you think.
The woman, who we’ll refer to as Kylie, would like to give this guy a chance, but at the same time, she wants to stay healthy. According to the CDC, one out of every six people ages 14 to 49 have genital herpes.
He hasn’t contracted the virus, and he doesn’t — and never did — think I was “gross.”I survived and thrived — and if you find yourself with a herpes diagnosis, you can, and will, too. Although rare, genital herpes can also be spread from a pregnant woman to her baby during vaginal birth.
Can you only spread herpes when you have an outbreak?
But after a few great dates, he hits you with some startling information that he felt was important to divulge before moving forward. Type II herpes entered his life (and body) when he was reckless and enjoying his freedom a little too much as a student.
A person with an active oral herpes outbreak (aka “cold sore”) who engages in oral sex upon their partner will in all likelihood pass the virus on to the partner’s genitals.
The virus may also spread during times when there are no symptoms, and from sites that are seemingly inactive.
Most incidences of genital Herpes occur during genital-to-genital contact.
Understanding the Problem Protecting Against Transmission Community Q&A Herpes is an infection caused by two virus types, and it appears in two forms, as either oral or genital herpes.
Many prevention tips are valuable for both oral and genital herpes, but the latter will be the primary focus of this article.