Has your partner, or potential partner, recently informed you that he or she has been diagnosed with genital herpes? After thinking about it, did you decide to continue with the relationship, despite not being infected with the virus that causes genital herpes yourself? Genital herpes can be caused by one of two strains of the herpes simplex virus: While HSV-1 is more commonly associated with cold sores and HSV-2 is more commonly associated with genital herpes, either virus can infect the genital area.
It's much harder to tell someone if they just found out they're infected with herpes. For most people, the anxiety over not telling your partner you have herpes is. Sep 9, When you find out a partner has genital herpes, you may be shocked at first and then have lots of questions. Here are some answers.