Herpes positive couples dating
Herpes can sometimes be transferred elsewhere on the body, usually via touching a sore with a hand and then touching another susceptible area, such as the mouth or eyes.
This complication is more common during a first episode because of higher amounts of virus present during that time and the lack of antibodies.
In studies of transmission of Genital Herpes in couples, the annual risk of transmission averaged 5 to 10% per year for those abstaining from sex during outbreaks.
So the chance of acquiring Herpes via something such as a toilet seat or towel is extremely remote.Herpes is also more likely to spread to compromised epithelial tissue – skin that has suffered cuts, abrasions, scrapes, etc.Simple handwashing can prevent this type of virus transfer.The Herpes Virus actually very weak outside the body and is killed by soap.
While the Herpes virus can survive for several hours on surfaces, it’s viability starts to degrade rapidly.
Many people are not aware that their “cold sores” can be transmitted to their partner’s genitals during oral sex, so it’s important to refrain from such activity during any oral outbreaks, sores, and prodrome.