However, HSV-1 can cause genital herpes if there’s contact during an oral outbreak, say, if you give your partner head while you have an active cold sore.
When you tell your partner, either current or new, that you have herpes, there's no way to know how they'll react. Let this conversation open the door to STI screening.
"This diagnosis has the opportunity to cause isolation and destroy the possibility of future relationships if you let it.
If you’re going to be a responsible sexually active person in this world, you owe to yourself and everyone you sleep with to be honest about anything you have that could possibly be transmitted to them.“Any diagnosis of an STI can be frightening/upsetting/insert-other-not-good-feeling, but it is not the end of the world. When telling your partner, either potential or existing, “honesty and upfront communication are key.
I feel like I say that so often, but it really is the case,” Dr. Try to find a neutral location for this conversation to happen.
Loanzon says this as both a doctor and a woman with herpes.
"As a single woman dating, I have actually found that after disclosure it has not made a difference to my partners what my positive status was," Dr. "They would like to get to know me as a person."Definitely not the end of the world at all.
The difference between the two strains of herpes is that HSV-1 is contracted and transmitted orally, and the outbreak is a cold sore.