A 39-year-old member asked:
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how to tell your partners you had herpes?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You might not be: Able to if there are no obvious lesions. There is usually a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesions can appear on the penis, anus, labia or cervix ; they can spread, coalesce followed by crusting over. The fluid in the lesions is very contagious. (herpes simplex type ii).
Answered on Jan 14, 2014

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
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Family practice : Just tell him. He should be checked out as well. With treatment you should have normal sex life. There are medications to prevent out breaks.
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
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With care: Just as with any other sensitive subject, broach the topic in a private, controlled situation.
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Dr. Dale Kristle
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Hope: hope that you don't get infected and use a condom in the future
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Impossible to tell: For an individual, transmission either happens or not with every sexual contact. Risk goes down w/suppressive antivirals taken daily but not to zero. ... Read More

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