Something like 80% of the population (some estimates are even higher) have been exposed to the virus that causes cold sores also commonly referred to as fever blisters. I think you're referring to a canker sore inside the mouth -- a shallow, white, very painful but not herpes-virus sore. ” to which the answer is no, canker sores are not herpes."From Web MD:"These blisters break down rapidly and, when seen, appear as tiny, shallow, gray ulcers on a red base... You're welcome to yours, but I will not be argued out of mine. I'm always amazed that although the estimated % of U. population with cold sores is high, it seems that the % of forum posters with cold sores is low.So all you folks for whom this is a deal breaker... The sores may occur on the lips, the gums, the front of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the throat, and the roof of the mouth."I'm saying that my health is my call. I sincerely hope that someone I am seeing is honest enough to disclose, and let me assume the risk for myself. As long as I can remember, I seem to get a cold sore about once per year.She’s been getting cold sores since she was a kid and they appear every now and …. Would you date someone whose had cold sores (oral herpes) all … I just found out 2 weeks ago my bf has had it since he’s a kid. i heard the STD is with you for life….i don’t think cold sores can be cured permanently.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.Cold sores are usually due to Herpes type 1Most everyone has it; though not all pple get outbreaks.IMO, you should bring it up if you are asked about having any health problemsbut you should say that it is contained and resolves, and is not considered being a disease. A few other threads were started by people with eczema/psoriasis etc. You can clean it up and put a fancy name on it, but at the end of the day, YOU HAVE HERPES!!! Craig Austin, a dermatologist in New York City, cold sores usually aren't a sexually transmitted disease (STD). There are two kinds of herpes virus: HSV-1, which is usually not an STD and occurs on the lip, and HSV-2, which usually causes herpes genitalis, which is essentially an STD in the genital area.If a partner isn't honest (or knowledgable) then it can be transmitted. that is the point that makes my original post valid.Disclosure is needed because it is your partners choice to take the risk, not yours.