With treatment, your occurance of outbreaks can be limited significantly or eliminated altogether.It's quite possible to engage in sexual activity with someone infected with genital herpes and never contract it yourself. That seems way too high but I'd agree it's probably more prevalent than we'd expect. I was seeing a woman and she informed me that she had it. I appreciated her honesty and all but that killed it for me.
Just my opinion....I respect each woman who has shared that with me first and let me make that decision on my end.....
I don't think I could chance being sexual with someone who has any kind of disease.
On the downside, condoms do not significantly reduce the risk of infection as the contagious areas (areas where the virus is shedding; usually around the outbreak area) is not coverd by the condom. Had I been more attracted to her I might have taken the risk but even then it's unlikely. You can rationalize it all day long, but there's always some risk involved.
To say her life is over or who'd want her because she has the genital equivilent of a coldsore seems a bit melodramatic. Perhaps if I was somehow %100 certain that I'd end up marrying her at some point I would have gone that extra mile but casually dating someone isn't reason enough for me unfortunately.dated a lady for a while that was afraid she had picked up the virus from a former partner. enough cannot be said for the need to be careful with yourself and your partners. If the worst happens, then you're the one having to explain to your partner what you have, what the risks are, etc., etc.
Maybe your friend should educate herself on the virus. but nothing more The closest I would have come to that was when I was a teenager and got chickenpox.. I don't want something similar in the more sensitive areas among the other things the virus does... she is pre-disposed to cold sores and it scared her to think it was possible she had it. Then, of course, there are those who don't bother telling anyone.