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My husband stopped kissing me once he found out he had oral herpes, what can I do?

By Anonymous May 25, 2012 - 6:32pm
 
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It has been over a year since my husband found out he has oral herpes. He gets the cold sores about once every other month, less lately. He was completely freaked out by the diagnosis, and I understood, so I let him take his time. He will not share any food with us (I can't even eat out of the same bowl with a different spoon) or drink or anything. I tried to be understanding at first, figuring he would calm down a little after some time passed. But he says he is terrified that our toddler will get it and he won't take any risks at all. I'm really starting to feel the impact of no kissing, and needless to say it has impacted out sex life. What should I do?

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Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. Actually, your husband is helping you and your children by trying to not spread the virus as it is very contagious. It also does not go away and will continue to remain in his blood stream as there is no cure. Here is more information from our site about oral herpes http://www.empowher.com/condition/cold-sores/definition.

Another good thing you two could do is go to the doctor together and get information on how you two will be able to live together with oral herpes. Millions of people in the US live with herpes whether oral or genital and can usually be maintained by medication.


I hope this helps.

Missie

May 26, 2012 - 9:38am
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Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. Actually, your husband is helping you and your children by trying to not spread the virus as it is very contagious. It also does not go away and will continue to remain in his blood stream as there is no cure. Here is more information from our site about oral herpes http://www.empowher.com/condition/cold-sores/definition.

Another good thing you two could do is go to the doctor together and get information on how you two will be able to live together with oral herpes. Millions of people in the US live with herpes whether oral or genital and can usually be maintained by medication.


I hope this helps.

Missie

May 26, 2012 - 9:35am
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Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your question. Actually, your husband is helping you and your children by trying to not spread the virus as it is very contagious. It also does not go away and will continue to remain in his blood stream as there is no cure. Here is more information from our site about oral herpes http://www.empowher.com/condition/cold-sores/definition.

Another good thing you two could do is go to the doctor together and get information on how you two will be able to live together with oral herpes. Millions of people in the US live with herpes whether oral or genital and can usually be maintained by medication.


I hope this helps.

Missie

May 26, 2012 - 9:29am
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