Remember, 20-25% of US Adults have genital herpes, but 90% of them DON’T KNOW IT.Asking your partner(s) to get tested prior to your getting involved may seem awkward, but unless you and your partner don’t care about spreading STD’s, it’s a very reasonable thing to ask someone to do.
However, online dating comes with risks unpleasant experiences. Although physical appearances are “superficial,” lying is not. If you choose to use online dating services, consider using fee-based sites only.1) Make sure that both you and your partner(s) have *actually* been tested for herpes.MOST people with genital herpes have few or no noticeable symptoms.You must protect yourself from unenjoyable or dangerous dating experiences.Using these tips helps ensure a rewarding, safe dating life.Other people may feel things like this – but then the outbreak never happens.
In any case, if you abstain from intimate contact – from the moment you start feeling some tingling or any other unusual sensation – whether or not it turns into an actual outbreak – then you are likely to significantly reduce your risk of transmission.
There are so many things that you can do to help lower the potential risk of transmitting HSV2 to your partner.
Depending on your particular situation, your risk might be higher – or lower.
And believe it or not, MOST doctors do NOT include a test for herpes when they are testing their patients for other common STDs.
So 90% of the people who have genital herpes DON’T EVEN KNOW IT!
There are no published studies about self-monitoring, so you just need to go by common sense.