Dating with herpes blisters

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But by far one of the most frustrating things is hearing people who get cold sores get defensive about how they're better than those of us with "full-blown herpes." Guys, I have news for you.If you've ever gotten a cold sore on your mouth, you have herpes.The stigma mostly comes from a lack of accurate knowledge about the virus.For example, it's commonly assumed that HSV-1 only causes cold sores on the mouth, and HSV-2 is when something exists on the genitals.

For a lot of my friends with cold sores, the idea that they initially contracted it during childhood from a relative kissing them seems to give them a free pass.

She prescribed me Valtrex, an antiviral treatment that I take every day to suppress outbreaks, and sent me on my shell-shocked way.

There are a lot of things that suck after learning you have herpes.

When I asked him if he considers his cold sores herpes, he said, "It doesn't matter what I consider it to be. Would he have disclosed his cold sore status to me if I hadn't said I had herpes first?

In the same way that he only got a cold sore once, I've only ever had an outbreak once.

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