I was infected by my first husband more than 40 years ago.
If I were to meet someone on one of those sites, when would be the right time to reveal my problem? Or should I be up front about it and say something when we first meet?
A way to do that would be to tell the questioner that the query is a personal one, and you prefer not to share that kind of information with strangers.Although CDC does not recommend that everyone get tested for herpes, herpes testing may be useful in some situations.Herpes blood tests (also called type-specific HSV serologic tests) Please note that while a herpes blood test can help determine if you have herpes infection, it will not be able to tell you who gave you the infection.In addition, herpes blood testing may be useful if you are seeking a complete STD exam, especially if you have multiple sex partners. Your doctor chooses STD tests based on your sexual behaviors (number of sex partners, if condoms are used every time, etc.), as well as how common the infection is in the area that you live in.This is why you should have an open and honest discussion with your doctor about your sex practices and history.