Dating someone with genital herpes downside to interracial dating
And as Grace said, were you to use condoms and she take suppressive therapy, there's only a 1% chance annually that she would transmit herpes to you.And as Grace said, were you to use condoms and she take suppressive therapy, there's only a 1% chance annually that she would transmit herpes to you. it sounds like you think i'm dismissing graces's stats, but i'm not.Of course, I could choose not to get tested in the future, and be like many other adults... Grace - I understand this is a medical awareness forum, and less of a social discussion forum.Are there other internet forums where I can discuss this type of a question, and perhaps find other people to talk (metaphorically, I mean email) with that might have faced a similar question/dilemma in their lives?At least with herpes, you can take a pill or two a day and keep it under control - can't deal with a gambling addiction, money woes or being a complete slob as easily :) Life is all about chances.
Believe me, it will deepen your relationship, forcing a deeper level of honesty and trust.
Grace isn't just pulling those stats out of her butt - they are factual statistics based on clinical trials/studies.
So needless to say, your stats are not at all in agreement.
I totally know what it's like to be in your situation (in multiple ways---considering a relationship with a HSV2 person, being in a statistical unique position when it comes to dating). Sometimes it's because you don't dress "right", sometimes it's because you don't make "enough" money, sometimes it's because you have 4 kids from a previous relationship and their mom has some serious "issues" that she thinks the whole world should have to deal with and other times it's because you told someone you have genital herpes.
However, I can safely say that giving up this relationship based on a small skin irritation below the waist will be something you'll likely regret, especially if both she's such a intellectual, ethnic, religious match. It's what dating is all about - getting to know someone and deciding if you can deal with their baggage or not.
It's what dating is all about - getting to know someone and deciding if you can deal with their baggage or not.