Dating with general herpers
The herpes simplex virus, also known as HSV, is an infection that causes herpes.
Herpes can appear in various parts of the body, most commonly on the genitals or mouth. The herpes simplex virus is a contagious virus that can be transmitted from person to person through direct contact.
HSV-2 infections are spread through contact with a herpes sore.
In contrast, most people get HSV-1 from an infected person who is asymptomatic, or does not have sores.
If you’re experiencing an outbreak of HSV-1, consider taking a few preventive steps: People with HSV-2 should avoid any type of sexual activity with other people during an outbreak.
If the person is not experiencing symptoms but has been diagnosed with the virus, a condom should be used during intercourse.
The herpes virus can be shed from an infected person even when there are no lesions visible. Some may wish to take the daily prophylactic oral drug Valtrex (an antiviral oral medication) to help cut down on shedding.
Herpes can also be transmitted on any skin: fingers, lips, etc.
These include: It’s believed that outbreaks may become less intense over time because the body starts creating antibodies.
Depending on sexual practices, herpes simplex can be transferred to genitals and or buttocks from the lips of someone who has fever blisters.
Honesty between partners is very important so these issues can be discussed openly.
Anyone can be infected with HSV, regardless of age.
Your risk is based almost entirely on exposure to the infection.