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Okay, I don't quite understand the need to post another identical topic on here. Did you forget about the one that's still being posted into? I think DontJuan already proved that you're not the only one...

I specifically mentioned in that topic that the proportion of people affected is stratified over different geographical areas and different age groups. It is not common at all in some areas and in younger age groups.

I would suggest about 90% plus of people worldwide would not disclose a HSV-1 infection, that's about 4 billion people!

That's a pretty careless suggestion. What are you basing that estimate on? 9/10 people who have HSV-1 wouldn't disclose it.. Does that include those that are ignorant as to what it is and that it is contagious?


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Yes 9/10 regardless of whether they know about HSV-1 do not disclose it. That is simply fact, it is neither careless, ignorant or otherwise, it simply is what it is and its nether right nor wrong.

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I disagree and think you SHOULD disclose. Do you wish you were informed? More than likely YES. Herpes is herpes, there's such close similarity between type 1 and 2, they're both a huge pain in the arse. I don't see why there should be exceptions if there is a possibility of passing it on. It's out of respect you would disclose!

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Each person makes their own decision as to what works for them; your views are fine, but they apply to you.

I was four months old infected by my mother, how does disclosure work in these circumstances?

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Yeah, people should be given the choice so they know the risk before contracting a chronic viral infection.

I, for one, kind of miss the days when I didn't have to wear sunblock to go out in the sun for an hour.  Now, if I get direct sunlight at midday for less than 20minutes, I prodrome and breakout.  It's unfair to not forewarn someone. Or at least it is my heart.  I wouldn't be able to sleep at night to not disclose and give someone this.  I'd like to think that I would treat others as I would like to be treated in return.

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Yes 9/10 regardless of whether they know about HSV-1 do not disclose it. That is simply fact, it is neither careless, ignorant or otherwise, it simply is what it is and its nether right nor wrong.

I don't buy that "fact" Wilso. What source did you pull that fact from? Almost every statistic can be manipulated in a way to support a particular message. In this case, I highly doubt that if a group of people were polled - who were educated and aware about what HSV-1 is and about the increasing prevalence of primary genital HSV-1 infection (mostly transmitted from oral sex with an oral HSV-1 positive partner) - that 9 out of 10 of these people would still choose not to disclose.

It's one thing to state that most people affected by HSV-1 wouldn't disclose, but it is another to put that statistic to work in a topic that tries to justify non-disclosure.

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