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A 43-year-old male asked:

I am a male and have herpes 2. is there a good time to have sex and/or receive oral sex from my girlfriend without giving her the virus?

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Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This is certainly a difficult situation. Even when you don't have sores you can have virus present. The best thing would be for you to be on an antiviral, such as acyclovir, daily. This is the best way to avoid infecting your friend. Even a condom may not help as the virus can be present on areas of your genitals not covered by the condom. Talk to your doctor about the medication/prophylaxis.

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Last updated Apr 26, 2014

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