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If I have been told I carry herpes antibodies in my blood, should I date only people with herpes?

  • asked by Anonymous in Herpes Jan 07, 2017


    Date/have sexual relations. I know it is OK to date anyone, but can I spread this??

  • Posted on Jan 24, 2017


    STDcounselor

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention doesn't recommend taking a blood test for herpes. It's clinically proven that up to 80% of adults carry... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Feb 16, 2017


    Ton******

    I got herpes using what we thought was safe sex. I faithfully used a condum. We were careful about where put our hands... just my experience. Thanks for the forums!

  • Posted on Jan 14, 2017


    R2D****

    The point is, be honest/open with sexual partners, use condoms, take medication if necessary, and just enjoy the experience.

  • Posted on Jan 14, 2017


    R2D****

    There is a risk of spreading it to someone else, yes. However, the risk significantly reduces with the the use of a condom in conjunction with suppressive medication. I know folks who have herpes, and have slept with people who do not have the virus, and they have have not spread it. If you have an outbreak, refrain from having sex because obviously the chances of you spreading it are probably at 100%... Even if you do not have visible signs, you can be asymptomatic which means you don't get an outbreak but you may be shedding the virus on a microscopic level.

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