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What protection should i use if my partner has genital herpes?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Avoid Direct Contact: Genital herpes is essentially spread by direct contact with an infectious area. It is very common and easy spread. Genital herpes can be spread even if you or your partner don't see any sores - orally or genitally. Valtrex (valacyclovir) has been shown to reduce, not eliminate the risk for asymptomatic transmission. Condoms can help but contact outside of the condom covered areas can result in infection.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What should you do if your partner has genital herpes?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Outbreaks: Be aware of outbreaks. Avoid sex for 7-10 days after an outbreak heals. Have your partner consider taking medication for suppression of the herpes virus. Use condoms.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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