Re: Awesome Relationship She's Still Scared
Well Im female, I have Genital HSV2, I have had it for almost 3 years. The guy who gave it to me did not tell me. So I give you major props for doing that and being honest! After I got it, my dr tells me this 1 in 5 crap . . . I was thinking yeah right, then last week I was talking to one of my ex's. I kinda confided in him that was the reason I was unwilling to be intimate with him again, and he tells me he has it, but hasnt had a break out in a long itme, so there you go I was technically exposed to it long before I got it and from another man other than the one that gave it to me. So chances are over your life time you could have been exposed to it and not even known, its not all that openly talked about.
Now as for my sex life now. I am on supressive valtrex and I use condoms, I have not passed it to anyone, I know this is only in my case, but I havent. There have been quite a few times that I have had sex without a condom, just while making sure that I had no symptoms and was still on valtrex, and still I have not passed it to anyone. So Personally, in my opinion . . there are ways around this.
From my experience above and from reading your post . . . . he was open and honest about it, A LOT of men are not, hence how most of us got it. SO you could make a informend decision to be with a man who is open and honest and take the known precautions . . or move on to your next relationship and "hope" he tells you!!!! Mine didnt. Granted it took me 2 years to contract it, but I had no idea till it happened.
Thats my opinion. but its your body, good luck.
Last edited by kierstyn_04; 03-22-2005 at 12:43 PM.