It must be a bombshell at any point in the relationship when you are told your partner has herpes. Then at the next second, you’ll begin to consider to continue to date someone living with herpes or just break it off. It must be very hard for you to make any decision.
Actually, no one wants herpes if it is optional. But at the same time, it’s not the end of world even if living with herpes. It is a very common disease. Although there’s no cure for herpes, most people can live without any symptoms for years, decades or ever at all. Therefore, if your partner get herpes during having the relationship with you, it doesn’t mean he or she is a cheater because herpes can stay in body for a very long time without any outbreak or symptom. The other important reason is that you may even be the one who brought it into the relationship.
Herpes is common and contracted.
Far more than 1 in 6 Americans between the age of 14 and 49 have HSV-2 and over a half Americans have HSV-1. According to the data, you could know how common it is in America. Besides, herpes is contracted via skin-to-skin contact, including oral sex, anal sex and vaginal sex. It is easiest contagious during an outbreak.
Is it likely that you’ll get herpes from your partner?
To tell you the truth, staying in a relationship with someone living with herpes is likely for you to get herpes. When you decide to date with herpes, it’s necessary to know how to avoid the transmission of herpes . The good news is, for most people, herpes outbreaks happen less and less frequently as time passing by. There are medications that can shorten outbreaks and reduce the chances of transmitting herpes to other people.
Is it okay to break up with someone for herpes?
Surely, it is okay to break up with someone for any reason, not just for herpes. But if your partner is really special for you, then letting herpes end it is a little pity for both of you. Imagine that you are the unfortunate one to get herpes, what decision your partner may make then. You should know what is important for you, love or herpes? What’s more, herpes is possible to cure someday in the future. For love, you can’t have it once you choose to give up.
You must have a lot of thoughts and anxieties swirling in your head - about your health, about your partner’s health and about your future with your partner. No matter what choice you make, be sure you are calm enough and won’t regret for it.