We have been spending a lot time together and it seems we really like each other. Recently he told me he had genital herpes. I’m not sure what to do now. A man with HSV2 talks about living with herpes – ‘This is my life now; so, I can either give in to the fear and hide alone – OR – I can face my fear. This might be a weak analogy, but I’m gay, and I know what being in the closet about something feels like. A friend of mine, a gay male, is considering hooking up with a crush he. I’m not an expert on HSV-2, but from what little I’ve read, it looks like there isn’t conclusive data on transmission rates for same-sex couples.
Someone made a point in the old thread about herpes being overhyped because if it was so widespread, many more women would be having c-section deliveries. Plenty of gay guys have anal herpes. I’m guessing you’re getting this from the valtrex study? I’m sure my boyfriend doesn’t have herpes, a patient recently told Dr. Lydia Shrier, an adolescent medicine specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston. If someone with HSV-1 performs oral sex, the receiving partner may contract genital herpes, though it is HSV-1 rather than the typical 2. On Being Gay In Medicine: A Leading Harvard Pediatrician’s Story. I am a married gay man. What’s the Best Time to Tell a Gentleman I Have Herpes? Is this a Hi, I’m Mary: I have herpes conversation?
I gave my boyfriend crabs and he gave me herpes tells the story of a gay man who cheated and gave his boyfriend crabs. I’m a young man recently out of the closet and exploring sexual experiences with other men. And, shoot, I’ve got HSV II. I’m not too upset emotionally or interpersonally about having herpes, but I do have some questions about transmission that didn’t seem to be answered in the posts I’ve read so far here. While I’m not all that experienced, my boyfriend has had many partners before me. Herpes is transmitted from person to person via direct skin-to-skin contact during oral, anal and vaginal sex.
Elsewhere, the prevalence of HSV-1 in homosexual men has been reported to be 55 77 in a small number of studies in Europe, the United States, and Japan 8. Data on the incidence of HSV among homosexual men are very limited. I’m pretty much done with hooking up, but I don’t know what my odds are with dating anymore. Between 25 and 50 of gay men have genital herpes? Dr. Dean: I’m not aware of, and I have no reason to believe, there’s any relationship between eating fruit and having outbreaks of genital herpes. Hi T,Can someone contract genital herpes just from skin-to-skin contact? I’m curious to know how you’ve handled the issue in dating and sexual situations. But I’m just saying he’s not the only one at fault;his reputation for having sex with anyone willing was WIDELY known,ESPECIALLY so in the circles he ran in,so anyone who engaged in sex with him without any forms of protection available could arguably be considered a willing accomplice to his Criminal wrongdoings (unless THEY stayed celibate after the fact,and I seriously DOUBT that. A person who has herpes does not necessarily deserve the virus. Chances are his or her partner either didn’t know they had the virus or knew and didn’t tell the person for fear of what the reaction would be. I’m not sure why, but I was on the edge of my seat. It felt like he was taking forever with his response.
I Gave My Boyfriend Crabs And He Gave Me Herpes!
I’m female, in a relationship with another female. To prevent transmitting the virus, the person with herpes should cover the area where sores normally appear. I now have too many unanswered emails to catch up on, so I’m instituting a no-reply policy.