May 16, Your attitude will influence how this news is received. That's one in five. Based on my internet research I diagnosed myself with herpes - and reading articles and forums full of false information made me feel like it was the end of my life as I knew it. Herpes simplex virus HSV most often shows up as small blisters or sores on either the mouth cold sore or fever blisters or the genitals. Baldwin says.
However, there are commercially available blood tests becoming available which can distinguish between herpes simplex virus type 1 HSV-1 and herpes simplex virus type 2 HSV-2 antibodies.
Living (and dating) with herpes
According to the World Health Organisation, two out of three people under the age of 50 are infected. Most people know little or no facts about herpes. Normally you only get one flare-up a year, at the most. Although I generally try not to speak in absolutes, it is always a better idea to do so before you have sex. Good relationships stand and fall on far more important issues — including communication, respect and trust. The herpes virus is likely to be present on the skin from the first sign of prodrome tingling or itching where the outbreak usually occurs until the sores have completely healed and new skin is present.