Dating and herpies
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with HSV-1 or HSV-2 (genital herpes), you might feel confused, scared, and possibly angry.
However, both strains of the virus are very common.
He says herpes outbreak prevention may involve taking a once- or twice-daily antiviral medication, and the treatment of active outbreaks involves topical treatment, an antiviral medication, and sometimes a painkiller.
“Maintaining a consistent medication schedule is key to successfully managing herpes and preventing active outbreaks,” he explains.
When you tell your partners, Harbushka says you need to create the conversation around their needs.
Harbushka says to relax and realize that it can be sexy to communicate with your partner about sex and other important intimate topics.