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Couples With Herpes Both

Most people find that their partners are both supportive and understanding. Most find that as the importance of the HSV infection in their relationship is seen in perspective, that condom use becomes less relevant if this is the only reason condoms are being used. Since this is a monogamous relationship, do we need to use any protection for genital or oral sex? I understand that we both have antibodies for 1 and 2 so I don’t believe we can reinfect each other. My question is: if we both already have herpes 1 & 2 can we a) re-infect each other or b) cause either of us to have more outbreaks? Also, can we spread the virus to other locations on our own bodies? Thus people with genital HSV should consider being on antiviral medication if they are in intimate relationships. Even when couples both have the virus, they may carry different strains and thus could pass that different strain to their partner.

From your description, it sounds like you both have genital herpes, probably from HSV-2. Monogamous couples who know their status may want to forgo the use of condoms for whatever reason (i. If you both have HSV-2, for example, you both already have the antibodies built up and cannot be re-infected in any way, nor can you cause each other more outbreaks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Herpes

Both can be transmitted by vaginal intercourse, oral sex and rectal intercourse. If a couple is dichotomousone partner is documented to have herpes and the other partner is documented to be uninfectedthen therapy can be used to prevent transmission. I have been living with both genital herpes and genital warts for many years, but I only recently learned about asymptomatic shedding. I was in a serious relationship for two years with this guy but out of anger I let another guy perform oral sex on me. Another 100 million Americans have HSV-1, which is oral herpes, aka cold sores. Although there is far less of a stigma associated with oral herpes, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 present challenges for millions of people daily. You should be clear about your diagnosis at the beginning of a relationship and if your partner is not willing to work around it, then this is not the right person for you.

My girlfriend and I recently broke up after a five year relationship. She met someone and had sex with him twice. About three weeks later, she was diagnosed wit. Related Discussions. Did I contract HSV-1 both orally and genitally? More. Me and my partner both have herpes, and have had it for awhile now. We are not sure who gave it to who – I’m inclined to think we both had it prior to starting the relationship. How do couples that both have herpes and are not using condoms prevent spreading the infection to areas of their partner that weren’t previously infected? One more question! (This is for people with buttthighetc OBs in addition to vaginal or on the penis) I have outbreaks on my vagina and butt, with the butt outbreaks being the worse. Studies involving discordant couples, in which one partner has HSV-2 and the other does not, introduce various biases. Im in a relationship with someone who has herpes. Okay so, my gf got tested and her test was positive but both only have had unprotected sex with each other and I don’t understand how is it that she got herpes when she’s only had unprotected sex with me?

Can Two People, Both Infected With Herpes 2 Have A Normal Sex Life?

What if both partners have genital herpes and have unprotected sex when there is no outbreak present? Can anything herpes related come from this? Can it cause outbreaks? Also, can oral sex be performed without protection as long as there are no outbreaks present? We’ve been together for awhile and theres no risk of any other stds. As to oral, you both already have significant protection from having the virus already. Couples Coping Support Group. Both the symptomatic and asymptomatic forms of HSV are of clinical consequence for several reasons. The median time to transmission within discordant couples is 3 months with a median number of 24 sexual acts prior to transmission 14. I know lots of couples that have herpes together don’t use protection. You can read all about herpes elsewhere on this blog, but here’s a quick rundown: Genital herpes can be caused by one of two strains of the herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 or HSV-2. Studies on discordant couples show that viral transmission can be reduced with condoms, antiviral herpes medications, practicing abstinence when symptoms are present, and patient education. I do believe a cure is on the way for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 as they have now determined what causes Herpes to go into latency in both versions of the disease which makes it impossible to kill. Types 1 and 2 can be distinguished in lab tests but the symptoms of infection are the same for both. It can cause people to worry about how to tell new partners about their infection without jeopardizing the relationship. My girlfriend and I (I’m male) both have genital herpes and both suffer from occasional outbreaks. I told him about my STD when we were dating before it got sexual and he didn’t care cause our relationship was deeper then a stupid STD. I’ve had herpes for about 8 years. The last three have been totally asymptomatic, not a single outbreak. I’ve even had a couple of partners without it in that time. For many, the right time to talk about genital herpes with a new partner is when you both feel ready to start a sexual relationship, or earlier if you are more comfortable bringing up the conversation well before you may begin a sexual relationship. We did accomplish this for the first few months, but a couple of months ago he had his primary OB. So now that we are BOTH HSV positive how have others handled the whole sex thing and specifically oral sex? I am missing giving him oral sex, but am not sure of REALISTIC options. The study included adults who, at enrollment, tested negative for both HSV-2 and HIV (susceptible partners) , and had been involved in a monogamous relationship for at least six months with an individual infected with HSV-2 (source partners). The study included adults who, at enrollment, tested negative for both HSV-2 and HIV (susceptible partners) , and had been involved in a monogamous relationship for at least six months with an individual infected with HSV-2 (source partners). I do recommend that you should BOTH be tested for all STDs because if you’ve got one STD, you could have another. With discordant couples (meaning one partner has herpes and one doesn’t) , safe sex is imperative! Use a condom every time you have sex.

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Couples With Herpes Both

Most people find that their partners are both supportive and understanding. Most find that as the importance of the HSV infection in their relationship is seen in perspective, that condom use becomes less relevant if this is the only reason condoms are being used. Since this is a monogamous relationship, do we need to use any protection for genital or oral sex? I understand that we both have antibodies for 1 and 2 so I don’t believe we can reinfect each other. My question is: if we both already have herpes 1 & 2 can we a) re-infect each other or b) cause either of us to have more outbreaks? Also, can we spread the virus to other locations on our own bodies? Thus people with genital HSV should consider being on antiviral medication if they are in intimate relationships. Even when couples both have the virus, they may carry different strains and thus could pass that different strain to their partner.

From your description, it sounds like you both have genital herpes, probably from HSV-2. Monogamous couples who know their status may want to forgo the use of condoms for whatever reason (i. If you both have HSV-2, for example, you both already have the antibodies built up and cannot be re-infected in any way, nor can you cause each other more outbreaks.

Frequently Asked Questions About Herpes

Both can be transmitted by vaginal intercourse, oral sex and rectal intercourse. If a couple is dichotomousone partner is documented to have herpes and the other partner is documented to be uninfectedthen therapy can be used to prevent transmission. I have been living with both genital herpes and genital warts for many years, but I only recently learned about asymptomatic shedding. I was in a serious relationship for two years with this guy but out of anger I let another guy perform oral sex on me. Another 100 million Americans have HSV-1, which is oral herpes, aka cold sores. Although there is far less of a stigma associated with oral herpes, both HSV-1 and HSV-2 present challenges for millions of people daily. You should be clear about your diagnosis at the beginning of a relationship and if your partner is not willing to work around it, then this is not the right person for you.

My girlfriend and I recently broke up after a five year relationship. She met someone and had sex with him twice. About three weeks later, she was diagnosed wit. Related Discussions. Did I contract HSV-1 both orally and genitally? More. Me and my partner both have herpes, and have had it for awhile now. We are not sure who gave it to who – I’m inclined to think we both had it prior to starting the relationship. How do couples that both have herpes and are not using condoms prevent spreading the infection to areas of their partner that weren’t previously infected? One more question! (This is for people with buttthighetc OBs in addition to vaginal or on the penis) I have outbreaks on my vagina and butt, with the butt outbreaks being the worse. Studies involving discordant couples, in which one partner has HSV-2 and the other does not, introduce various biases. Im in a relationship with someone who has herpes. Okay so, my gf got tested and her test was positive but both only have had unprotected sex with each other and I don’t understand how is it that she got herpes when she’s only had unprotected sex with me?

Can Two People, Both Infected With Herpes 2 Have A Normal Sex Life?

What if both partners have genital herpes and have unprotected sex when there is no outbreak present? Can anything herpes related come from this? Can it cause outbreaks? Also, can oral sex be performed without protection as long as there are no outbreaks present? We’ve been together for awhile and theres no risk of any other stds. As to oral, you both already have significant protection from having the virus already. Couples Coping Support Group. Both the symptomatic and asymptomatic forms of HSV are of clinical consequence for several reasons. The median time to transmission within discordant couples is 3 months with a median number of 24 sexual acts prior to transmission 14. I know lots of couples that have herpes together don’t use protection. You can read all about herpes elsewhere on this blog, but here’s a quick rundown: Genital herpes can be caused by one of two strains of the herpes simplex virus: HSV-1 or HSV-2. Studies on discordant couples show that viral transmission can be reduced with condoms, antiviral herpes medications, practicing abstinence when symptoms are present, and patient education. I do believe a cure is on the way for both HSV-1 and HSV-2 as they have now determined what causes Herpes to go into latency in both versions of the disease which makes it impossible to kill. Types 1 and 2 can be distinguished in lab tests but the symptoms of infection are the same for both. It can cause people to worry about how to tell new partners about their infection without jeopardizing the relationship. My girlfriend and I (I’m male) both have genital herpes and both suffer from occasional outbreaks. I told him about my STD when we were dating before it got sexual and he didn’t care cause our relationship was deeper then a stupid STD. I’ve had herpes for about 8 years. The last three have been totally asymptomatic, not a single outbreak. I’ve even had a couple of partners without it in that time. For many, the right time to talk about genital herpes with a new partner is when you both feel ready to start a sexual relationship, or earlier if you are more comfortable bringing up the conversation well before you may begin a sexual relationship. We did accomplish this for the first few months, but a couple of months ago he had his primary OB. So now that we are BOTH HSV positive how have others handled the whole sex thing and specifically oral sex? I am missing giving him oral sex, but am not sure of REALISTIC options. The study included adults who, at enrollment, tested negative for both HSV-2 and HIV (susceptible partners) , and had been involved in a monogamous relationship for at least six months with an individual infected with HSV-2 (source partners). The study included adults who, at enrollment, tested negative for both HSV-2 and HIV (susceptible partners) , and had been involved in a monogamous relationship for at least six months with an individual infected with HSV-2 (source partners). I do recommend that you should BOTH be tested for all STDs because if you’ve got one STD, you could have another. With discordant couples (meaning one partner has herpes and one doesn’t) , safe sex is imperative! Use a condom every time you have sex.

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