Myth: Cold sores and genital sores are way different. So how do you know if you have herpes? RELATED: 16 Signs You May Have HIV. This viral infections cause painful genital areas or mouth blisters. It has no cure and permanently remains in your body once you have been infected. Herpes is also potentially fatal and can cause a serious condition especially if you have a weak immune system (for example in pregnant women and newborns). Genital herpes is really best diagnosed by a physical exam. Your doctor will be able to tell if you have it simply by looking at the affected area.
It’s much harder to tell someone if they just found out they’re infected with herpes. Only instead of getting a cold sore on my mouth, I get one in my genital area. If you have any sores, blisters, or red areas on your genitals your health care provider should examine you. When many people first tell someone they have genital herpes, they start by comparing the infection to oral herpes, or cold sores. For example, most people infected with HSV-1 in the genital area have few, if any, outbreaks after the initial episode, far fewer than is typical with either oral HSV-1 or genital HSV-2.
IF i even get to that point it will be preluded by months of trying to tell that person and then that horrible dreaded talk of stds with them and IF they stay i can only imagine them to feel disgusted and scared to touch me and yes i know this is just a skin condition but i dont blame them. For one, so many of us now have genital herpes that it is easy to find a man who does and or does not care about you having it. Fact: You can still have sex if you have genital herpes. Most people who get genital herpes get it quite mildly but some will have painful symptoms. What are the signs and symptoms of the first outbreak of genital herpes?