Dating after genital warts
Some pharmaceutical drugs taken prophylactically may decrease the risk of transmission to a partner.The first outbreak can be intense with painful sores and flu type symptoms and usually occurs within two weeks after the virus is transmitted.Genital HSV-2 infection is more common in women (approximately one out of four women) than in men (almost one out of eight).This may be due to male-to-female transmission being more likely than female-to-male transmission.If you’re divorced, or have ended a long-term relationship, well-meaning relatives and friends may encourage you to start dating again soon.But how will you know when you're ready for a new relationship?
The infection stays in the body: HSV resides in the ganglion (HSV-1 resides in the trigeminal ganglion; HSV-2 resides in the sacral ganglia).
HSV-1 infection of the genitals can be caused by oral-genital or genital-genital contact with a person who has HSV-1 infection.
So having oral sex with a person who has a cold sore can cause genital herpes, having had contact with the cold sore.
When a person is HIV positive and has genital herpes, it is much more difficult to keep the recurrences in remission because higher doses of antiviral drugs are often needed.
Also many people with HIV have compromised immune systems, which lowers the body's abilitiy to fight recurrences in itself.