Dating someone with oral herpes

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Because HSV2 is usually genital, it tends to carry more social stigma than HSV1, Your bf told you he has had cold sores.

To put this in perspective, probably around half of the people you have ever kissed carried oral HSV1, and if they didn't mention it it was either because they didn't know they carried it or they assumed it wasn't necessary to mention it.

If you would contemplate breaking up with your bf over this, then to be logical you should never kiss anyone who cannot produce a negative HSV test report!

There is a myth that HSV can only be diagnosed from a swab from a sore but there is also a type-specific blood test that can detect HSV1 or HSV2 antibodies.

I guess I wished he'd be more courteous and tell me as opposed to telling me casually a year later and saying its no big deal, eventhough he knows its contagious.

While all this time, we share chapstick and stuff so he could of transmitted the virus to me through a chapstick he's used on his sore before .

You can get genital herpes by having sex with someone who has it.

I guess I'm also a bit POed that he didn't tell me until a year after we started kissing.

I remember 4 months ago I saw this crusty thing on his lip (the relationship is long distance so i see him once every 1-2 weeks so maybe that was a healing cold sore) and had I known he gets cold sores I wouldn't have kissed him since that is when its most contagious.

But I mean can he really be mad at me for being uncertain/scared that the zit is actually a cold sore?

Everything to him is no big deal but to me I'd hate to have blisters all over. My ex broke out after an extended fellatio session, which is when she decided to inform me she had it.

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