With 1 out of every 4-5 adults having hsv2 in the US, it's really not the drawback you are envisioning it to be. As a male, if you do nothing but avoid sex anytime she has obvious genital symptoms, you are 96% likely each year NOT to contract hsv2 from her.Honestly you are much safer with someone who knows that they are hsv2 than you are with someone who doesn't get tested to know that they are infected. You think I'll have a 96% chance of not contracting (or 4% chance of contracting), and I think I'll have a 5-15% chance of contracting.But, it also might serve as a very good litmus test to determine if this next woman is worth being in a relationship with.If a person cannot handle something as minor as cold sores below the waist, how can s/he be expected to deal with the real stuff, like debt, cancer, child disability, etc., all of which are statistical likelihoods in the context of a relationship.i was actually explicit in saying that my own stats were likely to be in error since i don't have much experience or depth on this subject. what i meant was that they were both leading me to the same conclusion - that the risks are rather low. it sounds like you think i'm dismissing graces's stats, but i'm not.But yeah, I suppose it's important to differentiate 'miniscule' from 'low', and 1% is 'miniscule'. i was actually explicit in saying that my own stats were likely to be in error since i don't have much experience or depth on this subject. what i meant was that they were both leading me to the same conclusion - that the risks are rather low.Here you can meet other people who share your condition in the local area and learn about Herpes medical treatments and information. There are thousands of fun and friendly members who are eager to meet you! Every day thousands of people come here to meet local HSV singles for dating, friendships, support, and more!
Do you wish there was a place where you didn't have to worry about the heartbreak of dating?Of course, I could choose not to get tested in the future, and be like many other adults... Grace - I understand this is a medical awareness forum, and less of a social discussion forum.Are there other internet forums where I can discuss this type of a question, and perhaps find other people to talk (metaphorically, I mean email) with that might have faced a similar question/dilemma in their lives?it's not likely you contracted hsv2 from her from 2 encounters.
Honestly you are much safer with someone who knows that they are hsv2 than you are with someone who doesn't get tested to know that they are infected.
And as Grace said, were you to use condoms and she take suppressive therapy, there's only a 1% chance annually that she would transmit herpes to you.