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Fact or Fiction: Genital Herpes

I know you'd rather not talk about herpes, but the only way you'll know how to prevent yourself from contracting this STI is by knowing the facts and myths. Take this little quiz and you just may learn a thing or two.


Fact or Fiction: Genital Herpes

Genital herpes is caused by eight different viruses.

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stdgirl stdgirl 8 years
STD....I don't want to see this word anymore....... ........ I must say that I am cute. But I got an STD 6 months ago. I had to date singles living with STD on Thank god, I finally met someone!! never lose hope
magalaya magalaya 8 years
I got 6/6! I have been super careful about STIs and have tried my best to be on top of symptoms and precautions and whatnot so yes. My doctor actually told me that a lot of people carry the herpes virus but many people never show symptoms. That really freaked me out.
khadeekiinsz khadeekiinsz 8 years
STd's are not cool at all. Its scary the stuff that can happen, just by having sex. Its really gross to me. No offense anybody.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
Great quiz! I do wonder about the test though because I went to my doctor and asked for it. She said that the test was unreliable and that everyone would test positive for it because of the cold sore thing. She also said that one in five people have it and acted like I shouldn't be worried about it. It just didn't make sense because I wanted her to test for EVERYTHING (something that I like to do after a bf and I break up), but she refused. Needless to say, I don't go to her anymore. Also, one of my friends got it from an ex-girlfriend in a monogamous relationship too. It's not horrible, but it definitely something that's annoying.
CYL CYL 8 years
6/6....only cuz my best friend got it and I helped her through accepting having it and dating with it and etc..
GScott86 GScott86 8 years
Hmm...5/6...question 5 definitely makes herpes horrible though. Good quiz...know some people that could use more sex education, especially when it comes to STIs/STDs.
chatondeneige chatondeneige 8 years
Good quiz! I thought that painful urination was a result of the infection, not a symptom, so I got that incorrect. I'm with Bella. While I've been extremely lucky and have avoided STDs, I don't think it's the end of the world like some people are making it out to be on here.
Beauty Beauty 8 years
No, herpes isn't pretty, but three of my friends have it (two got it in what they thought were monogamous relationships) and I don't think they're gross at all. Are they happy they have it? No, but it's not as horrible as people make it out to be. (I mean, if you've had a cold sore, you do have a form of herpes.) Usually they have one small flare-up once a year or so, take their medicine, and it's fine. I'm still careful to protect myself — I always have the boner-killing "So, uh, you been tested for STDs?" talk with new partners — but I also know that if I someday DO get herpes, it's not going to be the end of the world. Thanks, Dear, for making this quiz and helping educate people!
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
so scary... when you think about STDs and how easy it is to get them, freaks me out. I get cold sores every once in a blue moon and if I feel like I'm getting one I take valtrex and it goes away before a sore appears. That little pill does so many things.... It also helps with chicken pox and shingles! Which I don't have.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 8 years
Herpes aint pretty.
Beaner Beaner 8 years
Herpes is more common than you think. I have a friend who has it, and I just feel sad for her. She thought her partner "looked" clean. And he didn't realize he could pass it on even if he had no sores. Really sad.
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
5/6, yay. :)
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
Wow, I totally did not expect 6/6 on that one. :D
Myst Myst 8 years
Woohoo 5/6 not bad at all :D
skigurl skigurl 8 years
booya, 6/6...for some reason, i really know my herpes ;) but seriously, herpes are gross. thank god i am knowledgeable and squeaky clean of them!
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