Quick Answer: Should I Tell My Partner I Have HSV 1?

Do you have to disclose HSV 1?

If you are aware that you have herpes, you need to tell your sexual partner.

Even when you avoid sex during outbreaks, use condoms and follow other safe sex practices, there’s still a risk of transmitting the virus.

This makes it essential that your sexual partners are informed..

Can I kiss someone if I have HSV 1?

So, can you ever kiss again? I vote yes, although there is a slight chance of transmitting the virus even in the absence of any symptoms. To reduce the likelihood of transmission, if you DO have an active HSV-1 lesion (like a lip blister), skip the kiss…and give a hug!

Is hsv1 a big deal?

Many people consider HSV-1 more benign, but it turns out there’s not much difference between the two types of virus. While it’s true that HSV-2 is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and can cause genital sores or blisters, type 1 can do the same thing.

Should I date someone with hsv1?

It’s best to avoid sex during herpes outbreaks, as this is when the virus is most likely to spread to other people. Take your HSV-1 or HSV-2 transmission risk seriously. Even with the tactics listed above, there’s still some risk of you transmitting herpes to your partner.