A 34-year-old female asked:
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is it safe to have unprotected sex with someone wo has genital herpes but no present sores ? can the virus be transmitted if there is no visible sore?

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Dr. Roger Duvivier
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is possible: Even in the absence of a "visible sore", it is unfortunately possible that the HSV remain present in an "asymptomatic carrier" who can therefore transmit the virus to a partner. Although you too may be or you can become an asymptomatic carrier, it is best to be safe: continue to "have protected sex" and take various precautions to keep sex enjoyable.
Answered on Aug 10, 2017

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