Question: Should I tell my partner I have HSV-2?

If you need to tell a romantic and potential sexual partner that you have herpes, its essential that you do this before you have any sexual contact. Herpes can spread easily, and theres a real risk of transmission even if you arent experiencing an outbreak.

Do I need to disclose HSV 2?

No, it is not illegal to not tell someone you have herpes. However, if you are in an intimate relationship with someone, it is best to let your partner know that you have an STD. This will allow you both to take precautions to minimize the spread of the STD.

Do I tell my partner about HSV 2?

You must tell your partner you have genital herpes. If you pick the right time and say it the right way, theres a good chance things will work out OK. Think about how you want your partner to take the news.

How likely is it to pass HSV 2?

Yes. To prevent transmission of herpes, we recommend that condoms be used 100% of the time. Many patients will shed the virus and be contagious when they dont have symptoms. Studies have shown that asymptomatic shedding occurs between 1% and 3% of the time in patients with HSV II genital infections.

Can you sue someone for giving you HSV-2?

You Can Sue Someone Who Gave You HSV-1 or HSV-2. Herpes is an incurable sexually transmitted disease (STD). It requires a lifetime of prescription treatment and is characterized by large sores on the skin that are painful and tender to the touch.

How do I tell someone I have HSV-2 after sleeping with them?

Practice What Youre Going to Say When its time to tell your partner, begin by simply telling them that you have genital herpes. Calmly explain that while the word “herpes” tends to scare people, its a very common disease (one in five people have HSV2) and carriers may be completely unaware that they have it.

How do I tell someone I have HSV 2 after sleeping with them?

Practice What Youre Going to Say When its time to tell your partner, begin by simply telling them that you have genital herpes. Calmly explain that while the word “herpes” tends to scare people, its a very common disease (one in five people have HSV2) and carriers may be completely unaware that they have it.

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