This forum is an un-mediated, patient-to-patient forum for questions and support regarding herpes issues such as: Herpes symptoms and treatments, causes, diagnosis, and herpes in men, tests, telling your spouse or partner.
herpes is contagious when it's active on someone's skin. as eatingmypsyche correctly said - you don't have herpes in the past. if you have it, you are infected with it and even if you don't think you are getting obvious genital symptoms regularly from it, you can still transmit it to a partner because it is active on the skin's surface periodically even without obvious genital lesions present.
does your partner have hsv1 or hsv2 genitally? have you ever been tested?
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