They had been dating for some time and things were really going well.
She had had sex with him a few times before she ever got the courage to tell him that she had herpes. So many women with herpes never disclose to their partners until its too late.
STD’s come in all different forms, and while HSV is the 2nd most common STD, it is not the ONLY ONE.
I have coached so many women over the years after they are newly diagnosed with herpes and I always remind them that The Talk is an essential part of staying healthy.
Over time, many women start to even forget that they have herpes, until its time to break things off.
They assume that since they both have herpes, that there is no reason to discuss their past medical history.
In this case, the boyfriend was extremely loving and compassionate towards his girlfriend, but the trust he had in her was ruined by her withholding her status and exposing him.
Even after talking to his friend with herpes, he just couldn’t get over the betrayal, so he broke things off. The moral of this story is that if you are a woman dating with herpes, you MUST tell your partner before it’s too late.
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Dating within the herpes community is a great first step, but I encourage women to get out there in the open pool if things don’t work out in the “small pool”. Transmitting Herpes To A Partner: For many women, their greatest fear is transmitting the virus to an uninfected partner.