A 26-year-old female asked:
how do i tell my partner i have herpes?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen answered
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
Dr. Michael Fisher answered
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 answered
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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