I started dating this guy who has herpes...?!

Question: I started dating this guy who has herpes....?
he said he got it from his ex-wife when they were married. that she had a sore on her mouth then gave him oral sex. can you really get genital herpes that way.?.?.?.?Health Question & Answer

all of these answers are correct. The only thing i have a problem with is are you positive that he got it from the ex.?Are u sure its not the other way around.?Girl u need to be prepared. I mean you can stay in that sorta relationship but your going to have to wear condoms every time u have sex with him. Plus he needs to take valtrex or something like that. Plus he needs to take care of his body so he don't get as many outbreaks.

Now im not sure what to tell u if u should stay with him or not. I do have herpes. And i don't know what i would do in your spot cause ive never been put there. At least your guy told u. The guy i got it from he didn't tell me he had it.

Another thing to you need to find out what type it is. Herpes type 1 or 2.?And yes she can have a cold sore & spread it to his genitals. He would have type 1 on his penis. Type 1 on the genitals don't spread as often as type 2 does on the genitals cause its not the origin of the place where its supposed to be. If u have any questions please feel free to hit me up. We can discuss further if u have questions.Health Question & Answer

Kind of. Oral infections are usually caused by HSV-1, while genital infections are usually caused by HSV-2. Now either virus can infect either area, but then then infect the uncommon areas (1 on the genitals and 2 on the mouth), those infected are usually asymptomatic.

Therefore his wife would have had to have HSV-2 on her mouth, in which case, while still somewhat transmittable, she would likely not have any sores, which begs the question, how did he know she was infected.?

Or she would have had to have transmited the HSV-1 virus to his genitals, in which case is would likely be asymptomatic, in which case he probably wouldn't have recognized an infection.

So I'm going to say this instance that he's claiming is extremely unlikely. If I were you I'd call bullshit. It's just so incredibly unlikely to transmit it this way.Health Question & Answer

Human sexuality 101 last semester.Health Question & Answer

Well, according to history, way back when, people did not do oral sex: result.? There were two types of herpes: the one on the genitals, and the one on the mouth. (I find this hard to believe, as there are references and pictures on ancient caves of people doing oral sex, BUT...)

However, with everything being put hither and yon, these days, there are two types of herpes, but they both have this same characteristic: you can never get rid of them. So, they are knows as "the gift that keeps on giving."

As for believing that story about the ex and mouth, it really doesn't matter--if you have sex with him you will be liable to get herpes, and it won't go away. Think about it a long, long time. Wearing condoms does not prevent its transmission, either, as studies have proven that a person with herpes "sheds" viral cells from areas not covered by a condom.

I would REALLY think long and hard (sorry for the pun) about whether you like this guy enough to contract a disease that will last throughout your life. There are drugs that help reduce the severity and frequency of outbreaks (when you get all of these painful, oozy red sores all over), but the drugs are VERY expensive, like a hundred dollars for several days treatment.

There are special dating sites where people with herpes can meet each other, thereby preventing the spread of the virus.

Oh, and women who have the herpes virus can give it to their children during birth. Not a good thing.Health Question & Answer

Why does it seem like everyone on Yahoo Answers doesn't know what the hell google is.?

"HSV-1 and HSV-2 can be found in and released from the sores that the viruses cause, but they also are released between outbreaks from skin that does not appear to have a sore. Generally, a person can only get HSV-2 infection during sexual contact with someone who has a genital HSV-2 infection. Transmission can occur from an infected partner who does not have a visible sore and may not know that he or she is infected.

HSV-1 can cause genital herpes, but it more commonly causes infections of the mouth and lips, so-called

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