Herpes, My Date, and I...Oh My!


Have a date coming up? Worried about your Herpes? Lets be frank, when you hear the word Herpes it's not a warm and bubbly feel that comes over you. Instead your captivated with the feeling of fear and uncertainty. Why? Because that is how society has made you feel. I am here to tell you, you have a bright future ahead of you. With the proper education and medication (in some cases), you can lead a very normal dating life.

Let's Get Educated

According to the CDC, one in six people under fifty are affected by herpes. What does that mean, you ask? It means your not alone and it's more common than you think! Here's two ways how to put your best foot forward when you have an upcoming date looming:

  1. Approaching your date with the H-word never easy. So, open a line of communication. Opening up eliminates the secret and shows your date your honest and builds up trust. Education takes the fear and misunderstanding out of your sit down. Most people don't show any symptoms. Start up a discussion and ask them if they've ever been tested. It shows you care about their well-being and relationship with them.
  2. Limit your transmission! No kissing with cold sore. In some cases, you can even be prescribed antiviral medication. These medications reduce your risk of transmission while, decreasing your frequency of outbreaks. Another key way to limit the spread is no sexual contact while your having an outbreak and ALWAYS use protection!

Set yourself Apart from Your Disease

The world judges you enough, cut yourself a break! Your disease is what you have, not who you are. When it comes to dating remember it's just that...dating. It's a chance for some to get to know you. If they find you interesting and attractive, your herpes will be just another obstacle that comes with dating.

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