Dormant herpes - when to disclose?
January 27, 2013 9:14 AM Subscribe
I'm 28 and I have the HSV-1. One outbreak a year or less, got from my mom, etc.
Question: when should I disclose this to my partners, considering there's no outbreak? Options I see are: before kissing, before sex, before oral sex, and before engaging a relationship.
Knowing about asymptomatic transmission and how most of the population have it I usually don't make a big deal out of this, but I realize different people have different standards, and that culture has some relevance when it comes to this (I'm originally from another country, where I suspect herpes is less of a big deal than in the USA).
Anyways - trying to figure out the correct approach here, thanks!
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