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a doctor told me that since I have genital herpes the only way not to spread it is to abstain from sex. is this true? are there no other options? I don't want to spread it but I don't want to remain celibate.

  • I have had genital herpes for over 30 years. I have had 4 long term girlfriends and had unprotected sex with them. to my knowledge they remained clean. but then I hear that a large percentage of people don't even know that they have it. it goes undetected. so now I am thinking that maybe I passed it along and they don't have any symptoms or maybe they think it just a yeast infection. I am very confused right now.

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Sep 05, 2018
  • Posted on Sep 21, 2018

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  • Posted on Sep 23, 2018


    i am a 30 year old woman who has had hsv 1 genital for 8 years i have had unprotected sex and recieved oral and yes my partners were all aware and to my knowledge i have not passed on anything .. even with protection i have not passed on HSV to anyone . dont believe everything a dr says they go off information reported they dont have all the facts to HSV ...

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