Genital herpes and dating
Most adults who have the virus caught it while they were kids.
It is possible that they got it from someone who didn’t know they were infected and innocently passed it on.
Nevertheless, the virus can reactivate thus increasing the risk of transmission.
Herpes-1 is more commonly found in females than in males.
The herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) is a common virus that infects most people in the United States by age 20 and causes oral herpes.
But mouth herpes can also develop from infection by the herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2).
The reason for this is the herpes-1 virus is quite sneaky.
There is currently no known cure for the infection.For example, a parent can infect their infant or child from kissing them or the cheek or lips.Sharing silverware, lip balm, or razors are other ways the virus can pass.Similarly, HSV-2 or genital herpes can infect the mouth during oral sex.
A 6-year study from 1994-1999 found a growing trend of genital HSV-1 transmission.When this happens, painful blisters called fever blisters or cold cores develop.