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I've noticed that the majority of people will tell someone they're interested in dating about their h, without ever really knowing their partners status. Since most people who have h are assymptomatic and doctors usually won't test w/o an outbreak, tons of people think they're disease free but aren't. There's what a 75% chance your partner has type 1 and 25% or so that they have type 2. And of course the possibility they have something else. So why put yourself out on a limb when they likely don't know their own status?? I think the best thing to do is hold off until you've both been tested for everything and have the results right there.

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I agree Misty. I think both parties should get tested and compare notes.

I remember a story of disclosure on here where the guy disclosed his gh2. The woman he was seeing was hesitant to continue to date him. She was tested and found out she had h1&2 and was afraid he would reject her. Interesting..

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I totally agree. People are so quick to throw themselves under the bus when really, you have no idea about your partner (and usually neither do they for that matter) until you both get tested.

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And if people say they have been recently tested how many of them even know about HSV or that it is not usually included in STD testing.

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