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Is it possible to father a healthy child with a woman with genital herpes without the man contracting it during sex?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Two party exposure: Acquiring herpes from a partner is less likely when the partner is between flare ups. Medication & awareness can help that process, but it is possible to have unprotected sex (make baby) from someone in remission & not get infected. Risk for baby is also a consideration. Herpes can cause a devistating distruction of babies brain if acquired during l&d.Many choose to deliver by plan c/s to avoid.
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Last updated Apr 29, 2012

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