you know what i find most ignorant about people with ohsv-1, is the fact that they dont even know what they have! what i mean by that is they will try denying the fact they have herpes and that it can be sexually transmitted, and they don't even know the type... i find this the case alot of times on yahoo answers, its flabergasting how many people will ask "i have a coldsore is this herpes" and so many people will respond denying that it is herpes. its very frustrating.
one of my guy friend was telling me how he got coldsores and how theres a difference between herpes a and herpes b. i almost found this disturbing, but its just quite ignorant to the fact that by not knowing types and differences these people with ohsv-1 are jeopradizing peoples sexual lives (im not going to say health, because theirs nothing unhealthy about having herpes).
alot of times if i know someone has oral hsv-1, i'll tell them, "hey look you have herpes type 1, that can be transmitted via oral sex, you should tell your partners about that before engaging in oral sex"... sure it may be rude of me to say, but hell if i gotta disclose it (which i will when the time comes) then they gotta tell too.
i don't care if i introduce some fear or shame into these people, because sure they might have got coldsores when they were 10 sharing toys with their friends and yeah they were innocent, but i was innocent too, yeah i wasnt celibit and saving myself for marriage, but jeez i was 21 and don't shun on me if im gunna be sexual its normal. just as normal as those kids playing and sharing toys with their friends.
What i really want to see in the future, is more people being okay with herpes and KNOWING in asymptomatic shedding, coldsores, hsv-1 and hsv-2, and accepting the fact that it is normal! These talk shows will always have a show about "STDs and your teenagers"... i just think they need to invest more time and more segments in getting facts out because these are the people that alot of society looks up to, and if chelsea lately can stop poking fun at herpes too that would be fantastic, i love her show for sure, but when she starts ranting about herpes i want to fly to LA and be like listen b*tch and punch her in the face.