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Have any of you who have genital HSV-1 not told a partner? Thoughts/Consequences? Is it necessary? My doctor tells me it isn't

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Cymenthy

My first thought is that you might should find a new doctor. I was only diagnosed about three months ago, and was sure my world was over. It was not, even though it is not the same. I have not had a new partner since being diagnosed, but did have to tell someone I used to see who wanted to come back. When I told him what had happened since he left, he quickly wished me luck and and said "God bless you." All I have heard from him was a Chrismas wish by email. From everything I have read here, HSV-1 is the best of the two to have, and much harder to pass along, but we got it, so it stands to reason that we can pass it along. The person I got it from had had a cold sore about 25 years ago, had no idea that was herpes, and certainly did not know he could give it to anyone. Well he did, and innocent or not it was a life changer, for both of us. So, yes, I whole heartedly believe we have to tell. If I passed this along to anyone I would be devastated. If I am not mistaken, the chances of passing it along if you are on meds, is about 3%. Correct me if I am wrong anyone. Good luck, and keep coming and reading, and learning.

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