Dating someone herpes positive becoming bitter about dating
How high are my chances of contracting it if we are careful?
Dear Reader, There is no way for a sexually active person to be 100 percent certain that s/he is protected from HIV infection or any other sexually transmitted infection (STI).
I really like this woman and I know there can be precautions than can be taken to prevent spreading it.(I. condoms and such.)I was married for 18 years to a man with genital herpes and never got it from him.
He didn't tell me he had it when we were first going together. And remember, something like 90% of the adult population has oral herpes and no one freaks out about that.
All of those factors will have an impact on the "viral load". Intercourse with a woman who met all of those criteria would be a relatively low-risk situation.
I'd suggest a talk with your physician or local public health clinic. Condoms will not protect you as the sores can be outside the area the condom covers. to healthcare professionals, preferably including your doctor AND her doctor. Questions that you may want to ask yourself are:- Will the risk constantly be in the back of your mind, and eventually diminish your interest in having sex with her or your willingness to continue the relationship?- Are you ready to accept entering into a long-term relationship without oral sex?- Do you have the willpower to always follow safer sex practices in all circumstances? From the National Institutes of health link posted above:"HSV-2 most often causes genital herpes. I'm a woman and I would have had a brief conversation over a drink and leave.HSV-2 can be spread through secretions from the mouth or genitals. I can't tolerate people who have a blatant disregard for request that is logical.