Girl im dating just told me she has herpes
Can you date a girl with herpes?
Dating a girl with herpes will have no effect on your dating life outside of sexual intimacy and sharing of personal items. You should treat a herpes-positive woman just as you would treat any other woman. Take her out on special dates, surprise her with her favorite flowers, and let her know how special she is to you.
How do I know if my girlfriend has herpes?
Ask the girl you are dating if her herpes is HSV-1 (which most often manifests as oral herpes) or HSV-2 (which most often manifests as genital herpes).  Knowing which type of herpes virus she has will help you determine what behaviors can lower your risk of disease transmission.
How do I deal with a girlfriend with herpes?
The sexual assault may be a bigger issue in a relationship than the herpes. I suggest that you allow her to guide the pace of the relationship, and that you pay close attention to her words, never pressuring her for intimacy.
Can you have a relationship with herpes and still have symptoms?
Many people with herpes never have symptoms or outbreaks. For those that do, anti-herpes medications, such as Valtrex, Zovirax, and Famvir, can prevent or shorten outbreaks. A relationship doesn’t have to end because of herpes. You can still stay together, you can still have freaky sex, you can get married and have kids, whatever.