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Using a condom is a guaranteed way to prevent genital herpes

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Rosas
60 years experience Urology
About 70%: Most sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted by body fluids. On the other hand herpes is located on the skin of penis and also scrotum, groin, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Probably: All condoms are still a man made product and not always perfect, that being said, abstenance is the wisest until herpes gone but condoms probably next ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Genital Herpes: Herpes is getting more confusing the more we learn. There is still no test to predict when you are shedding virus and thus are contagious. If you have ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Shouldn't be..: No lesions and using a condom should keep from transmission during intercourse.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Herpes: Yes, it is possible. It is called "asymptomatic viral shedding" and it means you can still be infectious even without sores. Oral herpes medications ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Preventing Herpes.: Condoms will only protect you from herpes if the person you are sexually active with has the infection on their penis. This person may be contagi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Schnider
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes genitalis: Firstly, don't have sex while you have any symptoms or suspicion of a lesion. Asymptomatic shedding of the virus is diminished by taking daily valtrex ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: It depends on who is infected and where. If the condom covers the infected skin on the male's penis then no. If the condom is not covering where he ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Condoms: Are still the way to prevent stds, other methods are to prevent pregnancy only.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Condoms: Use condoms EVERY TIME you have sex. Have them available so you won't forget. Use them correctly. Have yourself and your partner tested for STDs on a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kurss
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: With time, outbreaks generally become less frequent and less lengthy. Anti-herpes meds have been shown to further reduce the frequency and severity o ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Protecting Health!: Great job. Condoms do not protect against every single std, but most of them. It also protects against unwanted pregnancy. This is a healthy p ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: No method is perfect, but using any 2 methods should be very effective at reducing your chances to get pregnant. It is more important to use the metho ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
HSV 2: First if you do not know where you have this virus then the only option is to put you on a daily medication, valacyclovir, to suppress any viral shedd ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: You are taking all possible precautions. You can probably lose the boxers, though...
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: Reference site: http://www.Cdc.Gov/std/herpes/.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Hepatitis C can be spread from a women to a man through intercourse. Fortunately, the risk of transmission in this situation is low. It has been est ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually low but ...: No 100% protection. I.E., consider shedding with herpes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Think about the: Many possible complications, ranging from unwanted pregnancy to various stds if u don't use them.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes, you are far less likely to get an std by using a condon than without. Condoms are not 100% effective and there still is a small risk you could be ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: But they usually protect against pregnancy vice sexually transmitted diseases. There are many forms of contraception available besides condoms: oral c ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Really STD free?: The question of safety comes down to whether you really know your partner is std free. Do they have other partners? How long ago were they tested? Whi ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Condoms: are a recognized effective method of preventing conception but "accidents" (leakage etc) is a remote possibility thus for more complete "coverage" Bir ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Abstinence (not having sex) is very effective but not much fun. There are many other methods of birth control. The diaphragm doesn't involve hormones ... Read More
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