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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Around a cold sore?

    Am I missing something?

    Does he have a serious disease?
    From what I understand, a wart caused by hpv

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    herpes, probably type I.

    my thoughts:

    it's good you're aware and want to avoid disease. on the other hand, more than half the adult american population has herpes, according to most studies. some even estimate numbers up to around 75 or 80%, and i imagine it's similar in other places around the globe. so, unfortunately, a lot of people have this. whether you want to forgo a relationship based on it is up to you. personally, i'd way prefer dating someone with oral herpes over genital, but obviously no herpes at all would be preferred.

    are you an ass? no. are you a little overcautious? perhaps.

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    Another word for Herpes Simplex Type I is "cold sore."

    People usually only get them occasionally. I only get them when I'm seriously ill, which is probably why they're called "cold sores" because people tend to get them when they have a cold - perhaps due to their immune system being down.

    You can treat cold sores with a number of over-the-counter products, including tea tree oil.

    The odds of you getting a cold sore in your life are pretty high if you kiss people. At all.

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    Guys, it looks as though OP is talking about HPV or human papillomavirus, not herpes type I. This is actually linked to cervical cancer.

    Quote Originally Posted by knight View Post
    From what I understand, a wart caused by hpv
    Have you gotten the vaccine for it, knight? There's a good chance it's covered by your health insurance if you are in your 20s or teens.
    Your kisses, sweeter than honey. But guess what, so is my money.

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    my bad, my page didn't update with knight's last post before i posted. i hate when that happens. sorry knight!

    ooh, yeah though, hpv... that's probably a wart, instead of a cold sore. i know that's pretty common too, but i don't think most strains cause warts. i might not want to be more than friends either :/

    good point too gromit. i need to get mine, yucky... shots, do not want

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    Well actually HPV warts are a lot grosser than cold sores, yes, and I can see why you'd avoid them. For sure.

    However, the strain of HPV that causes cervical cancer isn't the same one that causes warts.

    The strains that have been linked to cervical cancer are invisible and have no symptoms.

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