Dating for people with hsv

19 Sep

Cold sores are usually caused by HSV-1, a herpes virus that can also cause genital herpes. They reinforce the impulse of scared, raw people to hate themselves and hide from the rest of the world.Occasionally someone will organize a Speed Dating Event, but otherwise, our events are not specifically for singles.That said, most BAF members are single and many members do meet people to date at BAF Events.Jenelle Marie Davis, 34, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, will gladly explain why having herpes isn’t the end of the world. It took years for Davis, founder of The STD Project, which encourages awareness and acceptance of various sexually transmitted diseases, and spokesperson for Positive Singles, a dating site for people with STDs, to come to terms with the diagnosis she got at age 16.“My mom says the entire way home from my appointment, I cried and said no one would ever love me, no one would ever want me, and I’d never get married,” Davis tells SELF.

Bay Area Friends (BAF) is not a dating service and provides no personal ads.

However, there are very good reasons to talk to a date, or potential sexual partner, about any infectious disease you might expose them to.

Cold sores, more accurately described as oral herpes, are no exception.

Around two-thirds of people worldwide under age 50 have herpes simplex 1, according to the World Health Organization, and around one in every six Americans between ages 14 and 49 has genital herpes, usually caused by herpes simplex 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Both Davis and Carlson eventually moved past their initial panic and saw herpes for what it is: an infection many people have that happens to usually get passed through sexual contact.