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Someone help me understand about HSV1

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White Wolf69

:cry:I just found out today I have HSV1 and I want to get interment with my girlfriend who dosen't have it but I feel like I can never be interment to her anymore and that she might hate me after I told her, What can I do?

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Lookonthesunnyside

Hsv 1 is very common, and she may very likely have it as well. Although many people who have it never experience any symptoms. Maybe ask her to get checked?

Its really not a huge deal. Every time any person makes out with anyone they risk contracting oral herpes, yet that doesn't stop people.

If she cares about you hopefully she can look past it.

But wait, to clarify, do you have it orally or genitally?

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JBnATL

You are lucky, hsv1 is less potent

Read up on the virus as much as you can. You will see that this for the most part is a harmless little virus. And you can take precautions and meds to help limit the risk of exposure to your girlfriend.

Hsv1 is less potent than 2. You will get fewer outbreaks than someone with 2 and they will lass less longer.

Good luck!

JB

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justmyself

The statistics are that 80-90% of the population have HSV1 either orally or genitally. If they already have HSV1 orally, they can't get it genitally because of the antibodies they have in their bodies. Therefore, if you meet someone, ask them to get tested if they don't already know if they have HSV1 or not. Ask them if they get cold sores. If they do, they have HSV1.

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