Herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that many people don’t even know they have. Herpes can cause cold and canker sores, redness, swelling, itching, burning, and blisters on your entire body during a breakout. Sometimes herpes looks like a mosquito bites or a rash while other times you won’t have any symptoms at all. The only way to not get herpes is to not have sexually relations. Here are several ways to detect if your partner has herpes.

Over 26% of the population of the United States has herpes with 5 % not knowing they have it. Hopefully, if they do have herpes they will tell you before they transmit to you but if they don’t then you can look for the following.

If they have cold sores or blisters around the mouth they may have herpes, especially if they are recurring. During an outbreak the herpes virus is the most contagious. You risk getting the virus even if there is no breakout. The herpes virus sheds it spores all the time. Using a condom will reduce the risk by 50 % during a breakout and 10% before and after a breakout.

Other ways of knowing if your partner has herpes is to look for red and blistered ears. There will also be cold sores, blisters, and redness on the neck and arms of your partner. The mouth has the most telling for signs of herpes. The tongue and the roof of the mouth will have cold and canker …