Herpes simplex virus type 2 cause genital herpes that lead to breakouts of genital sores.Herpes simplex type 1 typically causes cold sores or blisters around the mouth but can be transmitted to the genital area by way of oral sex (oral to genital contact). As far as I can figure if I want to try and stay with her, perhaps just suggesting we don't have sex while I sort through this is a good approach. Taking the risk of contracting it (assuming I haven't already) is a big risk even if statistically small as women I'd date in the future I'd obviously have to tell assuming I tested positive. The herpes simplex virus comes in two forms: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).For some lucky few, the body will build up an antibody tolerance and the disease will become perpetually asymptomatic, never to have an episode again, while others will continue to experience repeated chronic outbreaks for months and years.Statistically, approximately 80% of the infected individuals will suffer from a recurrent (secondary) outbreak within the first 6 months of the first episode.
Medical doctors are still unclear why or how does the herpes virus decide when to reactivate but some studies have shown that certain factors such as trauma to the skin or various form of stress are possible triggers.Other prodromal symptoms may also include: For some patients with herpes, the infection may not progress beyond the prodromal stage or the attack may be quite mild with just a few small red bumps.For those who go on to develop active outbreaks, symptoms such as watery blisters or small fluid lesions will start to form.The good news is, over years, the frequency of outbreaks typically diminishes with time and the outbreaks become less severe.However, even if an outbreak has not occurred for a long period of time or a person become perpetually asymptomatic, the individual is still a carrier of the virus and may still be contagious to others.
For individuals who are experiencing primary (first) outbreak, the outbreak will be the worst and the entire course of the infection may be longer and last from 3 to 6 weeks.