• macumba18 macumba18
    January 15, 2009
    Can you be born with genital herpes?
    macumba18 macumba18
    January 15, 2009

    I had only had sexual contact with one person before my outbreak, and he was a virgin like myself at the time. Is it possible that you could be born with genital herpes, or that you can contract it from something besides intercourse?




  • h8life August 30, 2009
    August 30, 2009

    i dont know what to do either im only 14 years old and a virgin so i was born with it i feel like commiting suicide everyday:(

    • Ali123
      December 03, 2010
      December 03, 2010

      FrownI recently found out i have genital herpes myself im seventeen years old. ive had this lump on the roof of my mouth since i could remember my mum took me to the doctors too see what it was when i was 5 they had no clue i took a picture of it and compared it to a picture on a website and its herpes... i feel the same way every day too i hope they find a cure!

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  • Destroyer January 07, 2014
    January 07, 2014
    Herpes is spread by skin-to-skin contact with someone who carries the virus. That means you can get herpes by touching, kissing, and oral, vaginal, or anal sex. People who carry herpes don't always know they have the virus, and they may not have any visible sores on their skin. That said, your risk of getting the virus is higher if you've had contact with a partner who does have a visible sore. Using condoms can majorly decrease the risk of spreading the virus, but doesn’t eliminate it completely. Unfortunately, no other type of birth control reduces the risk of this STI. First, the bad news: Once you have herpes, it will be with you for the rest of your life. The virus can lay dormant for long stretches of time, then cause “outbreaks” at times of stress or illness. Now, the good news: There are medications you can take to make an outbreak go away faster. If you only get outbreaks once every few years, you can take the medications just when you have an outbreak. If you get outbreaks more often, you might benefit from taking a medication daily to prevent them. A discussion with your healthcare provider will help you decide which strategy is best for you. READ MORE
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