I met this girl, I like her a lot, but she told me on a date last night that she has genital herpes. I'm glad she was upfront with it, but I'm not sure how to go forward with this. Have you ever dated someone with herpes or do you have herpes? Any advice helps.
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You have to educate yourself about herpes.
How often does she have outbreaks?
Is she taking anti viral medication to minimize the transmission rate?
80 percent of people have the oral form.
20 percent have the genital form.
There's also a huge amount of those who don't even know they have it because their symptoms are so mild or they are asymptomatic.
Even when outbreaks are at bay , the virus is always shedding.
With proper precaution (medication and not having sex during outbreaks ) the transmission rate is next to nothing (less than 5 percent).
You have to decide if it's worth moving forward with this girl or not.
Can you handle the possibility of having a incurable disease? I find the disease isn't what is so devastating itself but rather the stigma behind it.
People judge those harshly with stds especially one which is incurable.3