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Is it possible to transmit the herpes simplex virus by sharing utensils or towels?

Question: My girlfriend just got diagnosed with Genital Herpes (HSV Type – II). We moved in together a couple of weeks ago and share towels as well as eating utensils. Is it possible that the herpes simplex virus may transmit by sharing towels or utensils? Answer: It is certainly possible to transmit the herpes simplex […]

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Having the ‘Herpes talk’ before setting out on a vacation.

Question: Should I tell the guy I’m dating that I have herpes before we head out on our first romantic vacation? Or shall I wait until we are in the mood to have sex? I am really afraid of being rejected. Please help! Answer: I understand that telling your partner about a herpes diagnosis can be tough […]

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My boyfriend has herpes. Do I have it too?

Question: My boyfriend has herpes. Are there any chances that he might have given it to me? This is my first relationship and I’ve never had sex with anyone else earlier. How do I find out if I’ve been infected with genital herpes? Answer: We are glad that your boyfriend had the courage to confront […]

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How can I minimize herpes outbreaks?

Question: I am infected with both HSV – 1 and HSV – 2. The outbreaks occur very frequently, often one after another. I experience an outbreak for 3 weeks and no sex with my boyfriend, then one week of no outbreak and there comes another one. I used to take Valtrex earlier but as it […]

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Whom did I get herpes from?

Question: I believe that my boyfriend infected me with HSV – II. When I confronted him, he blamed by ex for the infection. I am very confused. Is there any test that can help me determine if it was my ex who infected me or my current partner? Please let me know of a test […]