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how do i tell my partner i have herpes?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Sep 2, 2013
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Most people - approximately 67% - who know they have genital herpes tell their partners before having sex with them. What kind of response can you expect when you tell your partner? According to a recent harris survey most people without genital herpes said they would avoid having a relationship with someone who has genital herpes and that they would break up with a partner who has genital herpe.
Answered on Aug 22, 2019
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Honesty : Honesty is the only decent thing. If you care about the other person you must show basic consideration. Genital herpes is common: your partner may already have it. A blood test is often positive in people who did not know they were infected. Type 1 herpes (cold sores on the face) is even more common & results in partial protection against genital herpes. If your partner is already infected you ar.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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