Will someone date me if I have herpes?
Between outbreaks, its OK to have sex, as long as your partner understands and accepts the risk that they may contract herpes. For example, as long as you dont have herpes sores on your mouth, you can perform oral sex on your partner, including when you have an outbreak of genital symptoms.
Is your love life over if you have herpes?
Some people feel like their love lives are over when they find out they have herpes, but its just not true. People with herpes have romantic and sexual relationships with each other, or with partners who dont have herpes.
Can you test negative for herpes and have it?
A negative test result is considered normal. This generally means that youve never contracted an HSV infection. However, its possible for your results to come back negative even if youve contracted the infection within the past few months.
Is herpes in your blood?
If you have the herpes virus and your body has produced antibodies, it can be detected on a blood test, even if you have no symptoms. The only time the virus might not be detected on a test (after youve contracted it) is if youve been tested too early.