When you have these symptoms before an outbreak, it is known as the prodromal period. There are also dating services specifically for individuals who have been diagnosed with herpes and other STDs.
Remember, one in five adults is infected with the herpes virus.
However, that does not mean that you can ignore your infection.
Genital herpes can be transmitted even in the absence of symptoms. In fact, it was probably how you became infected with the disease. Therefore, your partner may not have known that he or she was putting you at risk.
" That can lead to a cycle of doubt and difficulty bringing it up.