Our expert says:
I would suggest that you tell him that you have made this link and that you are not prepared to engage in any form of sexual contact without a sexual health check up and use of a condom in the future. Whilst this might seem a little harsh, you need to protect yourself, and you also need to protect him - if you have a cold sore - which is also part of the Herpes family of viruses, there is a chance you could give him genital Herpes! The spread of this virus is most likely during an outbreak (i.e. when sores are present, but it is worth using protection (condoms/dental dams/cling film) to be safe).
Claire - SASHA
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