Men can be pretty bad about asking for help and going to the doctor. Because that's what I did for about a year before going to the doctor about my herpes symptoms. Herpes is quickly transmitted to and from a partner.It's in our nature to try to figure it out ourselves. In fact, the word herpes in Greek means "Creeping", as even the Greeks knew how quickly this virus could be passed.Genital herpes doesn't detract from your many desirable qualities, which have drawn people to you in the past and will continue to make you a great catch. The first date after a genital herpes diagnosis may seem a little strange, however.And it's important to understand that genital HSV is very common, affecting about 20% of the U. If you hope to be sexually intimate with your date at some point, you may feel like you're keeping a secret.Studies show that more than 500,000 Americans are diagnosed with genital herpes each year, and the largest increase is occurring in young teens.
It is something like over 50% of women who have female genital herpes aren't aware of any of their female herpes symptoms. Although you might be using a condom, the herpes virus can be passed through general skin contact in the genital area. Even when there are no obvious symptoms, through asymptomatic viral shedding the virus can be passed through the skin. It only costs about for a blood test for Herpes. So they will either deny that they have any herpes symptoms or they will procrastinate going to get TESTED for herpes. You owe it to yourself and your partner(s) to get tested and tell them the truth if you see that you have herpes symptoms of any kind. Most men don't deal well with the reality of male genital herpes!For the past few months though, we have both had pretty severe breakouts with bumps, severe itching, etc., brought on originally I think, by an off-brand clothes detergent we had never used before. From the brief description of your situation, some factor has entered the situation that has not been there for the relatively uneventful period of your marriage.Re-inoculation is possible, but more likely some other inciting variable is active now.