My ex boyfriend has genital herpes which, when he has an outbreak, appears near his lips
. I know that this is not usual (i.e., Herpes II usually affect the genitalia). He has had herpes for about 7 years and
rarely has an outbreak. He is very aware of it and
if he ever thinks there is a problem he avoided kissing me. I was tested for Herpes I and
II a few years ago since dating him. My test was negative for Herpes II (genital) but positive for Herpes I (oral).