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Also some people have hvs1 genital that's a different strain then to so with out protection you could be reinfected right? If both have hsv2 then ya really don't need protection unless ha e something else am I correct??
I have had a childsince being diagnosed.
My doctors was only concerned as to whether or not I was having symptoms close to or during the delivery. I was given a prescription just incase I felt I was about to have an "episode". If I wa havibg one during labor I would have delivered via c-section as a precaution. Needless to say..I did not have have any "episodes" throughout my pregnancy and delivered a healthy child vaginally wit no complications. Hope this helps!
Being diagnosed with an STD changes a person's dating life. It could also affect an individual's social life. I can understand why being diagnosed with an STD causes sadness or depression.
It's important to realize that anyone who had or has could catch herpes. Never feel like it's your fault. Negative thoughts are going to race in your mind. Slow down and think carefully about those thoughts. Often when a life changing situation happens we tend to think cloudy and negative. Many negative thoughts often aren't completely true.
Always remember some partners will except you having herpes and other's won't Telling a partner about your situation shows you care about others and that your honest. Meeting your match depends mostly on how strong a couple feels rather than you having herpes. Plus if safe sex happens the chance of passing herpes to a partner could be very low. Take medication if needed, education a partner about how herpes is spread and safe sex.
Most important continue being social and doing the things you enjoy. Exercisng, getting out of the house releases dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that causes pleasure. It's important not to be homebound. A person who doesn't leave the house should at least force himself or herself to go for a walk.
A female with herpes is very likely to have a healthy children. A c section is typically done upon request or if a female has an active herpes outbreak during her trimester of the pregnancy. According to the Center for Disease Control there is over a 99.9% chance a female with herpes will have a healthy child. In very rare cases herpes is fatal to an infant. Your son doesn't have the virus.
Just so you know many children catch oral herpes from having family members or friends kissing the child on the lips. A kiss on the cheek is 100% fine. I personally would suggest everyone kisses a baby or child on the cheek.
I was wondering because i dnt want to go to my best friends place an get it all over her house... I've jus been diagnosed recently n would like company to feel comfortable to sit on my couch. i clean all the time...