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What are the odds of contracting genital herpes from your partner who uses condoms?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Less likely
Condoms should generally protect you from genital herpes being transmitted to you by your partner, but condoms do break, they can leak around the edges, few people use them 100% of the time, and if he performs oral sex on you, you can get it that way.

In brief: Less likely
Condoms should generally protect you from genital herpes being transmitted to you by your partner, but condoms do break, they can leak around the edges, few people use them 100% of the time, and if he performs oral sex on you, you can get it that way.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Sonia Rapaport
The herpes virus can be shed even when someone doesn't have active herpes lesions, and the skin where the viral shedding is occurring isn't necessarily covered by the condom.
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