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Sexually active with partner who has had genital herpes for long time. Get self tested?

Thank you, I am a 61 year old woman with Arthritis [inflammatory] and not much sexual experience. I had full hysterectomy . 2 years ago I met a man whom I fell in love with. He has had Genital Herpes for over 30 years and we have taken quite a few chances. To date, I havenot had an outbreak but did have a v nasty dose of what seemed to be Thrush a year ago. I went to a gynae . who specialises in Venerology but he said I was neurotic about a little bug and a coldsore in the wrong place I thought his attitude was cavalier, wondered how he would like it, also there is a huge Stigma. should I get tested ? I do try and use a condom most of the time but there is shedding, ive read all about that. Thanks Rosie [Dublin, Ireland ]
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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as condom is used most time but not every time you need to check your herpes virus titre.
there is chance of getting infection
you might not have active symptoms of it also
try to have protected sex every time
there is always risk of getting infection
i hope i answered your question
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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