Sometimes the question is esoteric, about whether or not he truly knew this woman in the first place. You’ve never given herpes any serious thought before and here I am, a woman with herpes and a blog, who has so generously spilled her guts to the Internet about what it’s like.
And sometimes it’s the classic entitled bullshit I face on Twitter all the time: I’m not a jerk for dumping someone who poses a risk to my health, right? It’s just a simple question to you: should I date this person, yes or no?
ED: When I was diagnosed, the person I was dating was the classic college boy.
He was really freaked out and quite worried about his reputation and people thinking that he had herpes.
That virus can (but may not) be transmitted to any surface of someone else’s body, via physical contact.
My head tells me to handle this like a mature gentleman.
HSV-1 is the one that usually causes cold sores around your mouth and lips.