In May 2012, she cried all the time and did not want to leave her house.
He'd been taking suppressive medication since we started sleeping together, and hasn't had an outbreak in over a year—but, naturally, I was more than a little shocked.
Honestly, herpes can be dealt with; I'm having a much harder time with the fact that he didn't come forward with this information when we decided to have unprotected sex.
I guess my question is: Is it absurd that I want to stay with him?
I'm trying to imagine my response if a girlfriend told me this happened to her, and it wouldn't necessarily be encouraging.
Herpes is virus with multiple strains; two of these strains, HSV-1 and HSV-2, cause both oral and genital herpes.
Herpes viruses infect the skin and/or mucous membranes.
Oral herpes presents itself as cold sores or fever blisters that affect the lips or area near the mouth.
Oral herpes is most often caused by the HSV-1 strain, but oral herpes can also be caused by the HSV-2 strain.
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