Genital herpes and herpes simples ( canker sore ) are of the same virus but affect people in different areas of the body. Sometimes shortly before a menstrual period a woman will get herpes simplex on her face or lips.. If you think your partner is a herpes carrier, before you do anything else, please go to a Dr with him and get him tested for sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes is a lifelong affliction so if he has it, he may have had it for years but it is unfair to not tell your partner, that you t have it, when in reality, you do, You will contract it even one time having sex. with a carrier even if the person is not active in the herpes stage.
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