The virus can spread from sores not covered by the condom.
It can also spread in sweat or vaginal fluids to places the condom doesn't cover.
He hasn’t contracted the virus, and he doesn’t — and never did — think I was “gross.”I survived, thrived and learned how to live with herpes — and if you find yourself with a herpes diagnosis, you can, and will, too. Read on for facts about this all-too-common STD and answers to questions about living with herpes.
Herpes (both HSV-1 and HSV-2) is spread by skin-to-skin contact — which happens often through sexual contact or sexual intimacy, but can also happen during touching or kissing of a completely non-sexual nature, like from a parent to a child.
Warning signs may include a burning, itching, or tingling feeling on the genitals or around the mouth.
Do not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex — even with a condom — until seven days after the warning signs stop or the sore heals.
You probably got it from your aunt when you were little! The months following the diagnosis were the worst of my life. And so I punished myself — avoiding men and the dating scene entirely.