I am in my early 30s, have had hsv-2 for 2 and a half years now. Like alot of posts I have seen on here, my primary episode was horrendous. Something I do not wish for anyone.
Although I have adapted to deal with the psychological effects of living with hsv-2, I have had only 1 relationship since, last year.
When the time came to tell my partner I have Hsv-2, I was 'bricking it'! I felt ashamed, let down etc that I had contracted this virus and thought "who would want to be with me now!?!?". I prepared for the worst.....her reaction was not what I expected. She was very understanding and thoughtful. I was shocked, and extremely relieved!! A huge weight had been lifted off my shoulders. After a lengthly chat, I gave her some herpes details once I told her exactly what it was, what medication I have to take etc etc, and said I dont mind if she wanted to talk to one of her close friends about it, just to please not let it go any further.
Our relationship carried on for a couple months, all was fine and we were very happy. Until suddenly she ended it, for no apparent reason.
I have not made any particular effort with anyone who I have met since, I think because I am afriad of going through the whole process again and letting someone else know I have hsv-2.... I can not see any other reason why my ex would have left, except I have hsv-2...
I ask if anyone can help, is there any advice on the best way to approach a potential new partner in how to let them know I have hsv-2? I am sure alot of other people would like to know this also.....
Hope to hear some thoughts soon,