This is because either type, contracted orally or genitally, causes the body to produce antibodies, some of which are active against both HSV-1 and 2.
This acquired immune response gives some limited protection if the body encounters a second type.
We have made out before a lot (obviously not when she had sores), and haven’t had sex yet. For me it’s not necessarily a deal breaker but if I was you I’d speak with your doctor and learn all you can before you go any farther. The first outbreak was apparently very painful but she has had few subsequent outbreaks and they got less severe each time.
I feel like im really in a dilemma because I dont have any diseases at all, and this is something that stays with you your entire life, but on the other hand I really do like her a lot. For those who are older and have more experience, do you think there any way to make this relationship work? Outbreaks are often brought on by stress as she has described. We thought I may have been infected at one time (no symptoms, just timing) but I tested negative and have had no symptoms after 13 years together. Damn, how bad are genital herpes type 1 infections?
So its probably an excuse to stay away from oral huh?
You may not have any symptoms when you first become infected with the herpes simplex virus.
The One with the Cold Sore is the 72nd episode of 6teen and the 20th episode of the third season.
It aired on Teletoon in Canada on February 24, 2008, and remains unaired in the United States.
and it's not like we'll be able to re-schedule that easily...
Cold sores are small blisters that develop on the lips or around the mouth.