The infection, which is caused by the herpes simplex 1 and herpes simplex 2 viruses and passed via skin-to-skin contact, can show up as a cluster of sores on the mouth area or genitals.
I never understood that, I'd rather have herpes that is invisible to the naked eye on my genitals than on my lip. It IS herpes, and he should have said something to you about it especially since he got an outbreak soon after making out with you.
I've been with my husband for 10 years and have never given him one.
“I mostly thought, ‘I’m going to die alone, no one’s going to date me ever again,” she tells SELF.
Although herpes is one of the most prevalent sexually transmitted diseases, it’s shrouded in stigma.
Would you stop dating someone because of cold sores? I've been with him for almost 20 years (off and on) and have not contracted HSV-1 from him during all this time (verified with a blood test a few years back when I was pregnant). The person with the cold sores needs to be really in tune with their body.