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Default How big is the chance of herpes infection? - 12-28-2008, 06:57 AM

This will sound really stupid but I never really cared about stds besides hiv and it was just recently I found out that so many people have herpes, or at least in usa, here in europe, not so many I guess.Well Ive been having sex with different girls just for one night, and am planning to... What are the chances this disease is transmitted? I will obviously notice if the person has an outbreak, or not? What can I do to prevent getting this virus from girls? Is there something together with a condom?
   
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Default 01-05-2009, 10:49 AM

Don't worry about it
   
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Default 01-10-2009, 06:09 PM

Did dhe had herpes or a sore on her viginal? if she had a sore doesn't matter if you're have protection or not you're a at risk of herpes infected. I f she didn't had a sore and u used protected you're save.
   
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Default 01-19-2009, 05:01 PM

You may already have it. Most people who have herpes have symptoms that are so mild that they don't realize they are infected - even though they can spread the virus to others.Herpes can be transmitted even when no symptoms are present. And you may not notice her symptoms, even if she has them. Heck, she may not notice her symptoms. Condoms do not do much to protect against the virus.In committed couples, where they were very careful to never have sex during an outbreak, the likelihood of transmission was small. But that is not your situation. You really aren't in a position to strategize with these women about protecting yourself. It is also unlikely that they will trust you not to reject them, and probably don't feel much loyalty to keeping you healthy. This is the nature of one-night stands, I'm afraid.I'd say that your chances are quite high that you will contract herpes - if you haven't already.The biggest hassle about herpes is that you have a moral obligation to then tell future partners that they are at risk. I"catted around"quite a bit until I caught herpes. After that, I was sort of stuck. I was not inconsiderate enough to sleep with men without telling them about the risk. But I knew that no one would want to have a one-night stand with someone who had herpes. I chose to start dating monogamously. I suspect that many others simply choose to put their partners at risk.I'm sorry that I don't have a better answer for you. You'll either need to accept the risk, or you'll need to start getting intimate enough with these women to have an honest conversation with them about STDs.And I would go and get a complete STD panel done - which usually doesnt'include herpes unless you ask.For more information on genital herpes, as well as HPV (which is also difficult to avoid), I recommend the website below. It's easy to read, and quite reliable.Good luck.
   
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Default 02-02-2009, 04:44 PM

Rivergirl100 covered everything right on.There is no 100% certainty that you will not get this virus if you have sex with multiple people. Not unless you have a body condom lol...Many people are ignorant or just in denial about thinking they could have it so they don't tell or don't get tested. Many people do not know much about it or think they do and have bad information.
   
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