Now that you know you have genital herpes, youre out of the dating game, right? Absolutely not. Theres no reason to stop looking for love and fun. Genital herpes doesnt detract from your many desirable qualities, which have drawn people to you in the past and will continue to make you a great catch.
Can someone with herpes catch it again?
Studies have shown that a person with genital herpes can catch a new case of genital herpes, but other studies have shown that this happens only rarely. In most cases, if a person with genital herpes catches genital herpes while with a partner, they are catching it from themselves – having a recurrence.
How long herpes live on towels?
In nine adults with virus-positive herpes labialis, herpesvirus was detected in the anterior oral pool of seven (78%) and on the hands of six (67%). Herpesviruses isolated from patients with oral lesions were found to survive for as long as two hours on skin, three hours on cloth, and four hours on plastic.