Whatever decision you make, you need solid information on which to base it. Regarding the relationship overall, know that you can have the same level of intimacy and sexual activity that any couple can. However, when it does occur it is potentially very harmful to the baby. But to each her own! On the other hand, by telling your partner you have herpes and allowing them to enter into the relationship with full knowledge of your infection, you reduce the likelihood of them becoming infected with herpes. How long should you know someone before you tell them?
There are good and bad times to bring up the topic of herpes.
Dating someone with herpes??
As with any drug therapies, oral antiviral tablets are not routinely recommended for use during pregnancy. I don't think it's shallow to want to walk away from something like that. Your partner might interpret your excuses in ways more detrimental to the relationship than an honest discussion of genital herpes would be. Among those who do have symptoms, the frequency and intensity of outbreaks tend to decline over time, often disappearing altogether — although the virus is a permanent resident in their bodies. I told him this whole situation, and he assured me he was fine.