A 26-year-old male asked:
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my gf has hsv1 on genitals. we havent had sex yet. what are my chances of not getting it if we were to be together for years?like even getting married

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: You should undergo antibody testing to see if you have previously been infected with HSV. If you have, then there is not likely to be a problem. If not, you will have to use condoms to protect yourself, and if your gf becomes pregnant you must inform the obstetrician so as to safely protect the fetus, particularly at time of delivery.
Answered on Jun 17, 2014
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