How contagious is herpes? and when?
Is herpes always contagious? or are there periods where the host knows that they wont spread them?
For instants Someone that my roommates met from school came to our house and told us right away that she had herpes. one night she brought her own pipe to smoke out of and then a few nights later, i don't know maybe she felt pressured and didn't want to look weird or something, but she used the same pipe as everyone els and i was very very worried. Are there periods that herpes aren't contagious, and she knew that at that time she wasn't going to spread them to anyone els? or should i get tested? because i have a girlfriend and this would ruin my life if this girl was stupid about her condition. I am giving her the benefit of the doubt thought she has had it since she was nine and she is around 21 so i'm thinking she knows when she can, and cant have contact with people. I don't know though. a response will be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Johnny6; 11-23-2008 at 08:24 PM.
Reason: To correct some of the wording for clarity.