But it does require some responsible maintenance and communication with both your sexual partners and your physician.
If you’ve recently been diagnosed with HSV-1 or HSV-2 (genital herpes), you might feel confused, scared, and possibly angry.
However, both strains of the virus are very common.
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Finally, stress often triggers a new herpes outbreak, so Mysore suggests having good stress management skills and living a healthy lifestyle, which can help in future outbreaks and therefore lessen the chance of transmission.
After that, says Harbushka, it’s a great time to disclose your sexual health, which would include herpes. Having the herpes virus does not mean that your dating life is over.