If nothing else, it may encourage them to disclose their own.
Cold sores are usually caused by HSV-1, a herpes virus that can also cause genital herpes.
And still others fall into a depression and suffer from low self-esteem, wondering if anyone will want to date them or be sexual with them again.
These are intense emotions which create a great deal of stress in people.
And, for unknown reasons, it is the “go to” sexually transmitted disease (STD) in pop culture when the goal is to ridicule or shame someone.
in much of society, a stigma is associated with the Herpes virus.
It seems when one finally goes away another one starts.
It's hard to tell a new sexual partner that you have been diagnosed with an STD.The infection begins with pain or itching, followed by the typical fluid-filled blisters.The sores form a crust and dry up some seven to ten days later.Repeated attacks may occur because the virus burrows deep under the skin and “hibernates.” Sunlight, emotional upset, and illness may awaken the virus and lead to new blisters.Some persons only develop a single episode; others are not so fortunate and develop recurrent blisters once a year or even as frequently as once a month.The rationale for not bringing up cold sores in advance is usually either that the sores are something that a person has had since childhood -- making them not an STD -- or that cold sores are extremely common.