What are the odds of contracting genital herpes from your partner who uses condoms?

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.

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Can a girl get genital herpes if her male partner uses a condom and is in medication to treat his herpes?

Lesions there say no. Herpes infectious in all its forms (cold sores, genital and shingles/zoster) is contagious as long as the rash is present, and the sores are healing. Even with a condom, if lesions are present the chance of spread is high. Best to avoid even protected sex as long as male has any sores, new or healing. And caution as any contact such as oral sex can cause spread as well. Read more...

Can a girl get genital herpes if her male partner uses a condom and is taking medication?

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. Read more...

I'm a girl with genital herpes. As long as my partner use a condom and I take my medicine will it be ok to have sex?

Not always. If you have herpes lesions present, you are infectious. A condom will not prevent it because herpes lesions is usually on the skin. Herpes is spread via skin to skin contact, not semen or vaginal fluid. Even if you don't see or feel lesions, you may still have them and could infect your partner. Your risk of that is much lower though. Read more...
Herpes Transmission. Vaccines that can prevent a genital herpes infection are not currently available. But research has shown that an hsv-infected person in a heterosexual, single-partner (monogamous) relationship who takes the antiviral medicine valacyclovir daily to prevent recurrent outbreaks also reduces the risk of infecting his or her partner. The addition of a condom further decreases the risk of transmission. Read more...

Sexually active, I use a condom every time. Chances of me contracting hiv? Also, had sex with a genital herpes female. Says only 1 outbreak Am I safe

Condoms leak. They are made of rubber (no pun intended) and they are not impermeable. You are thinking about viruses here. Doctors have been told to double-glove for a reason!! Read more...
Safe enough, but... Have sex with only one person. Also, one can get HIV through sex only if the other person has it, so just check with the other person. If worried about herpes, which can infect an uninfected person on the areas not covered by a condom, the infected partner can talk with a doctor about preventive drugs. But, if both partners are already infected with both Herpes types, it's late for prevention. Read more...

Is it possible to spread genital herpes even if your partner is wearing a condom?

Herpes. It depends on who is infected and where. If the condom covers the infected skin on the male's penis then no. If the condom is not covering where he is infected then yes. If you have vaginal herpes then his condom would protect him. If your herpes is not in the vagina then a condom would not protect him. Read more...

What are chances of getting genital herpes from female if condom was used and partner had no outbreak?

Possible to get . Infected , as it is a virus infection even with condom which is not 100 % proof . How ever condom will protect in most of the times. Hpv virus may be present in exfoliate state , will not see warts . Eradication of virus in both is needed. Read more...

I have genital herpes. Isn't it guaranteed that i'll pass it on even if I use condoms and daily suppressive therapy?

Genital Herpes. Herpes is getting more confusing the more we learn. There is still no test to predict when you are shedding virus and thus are contagious. If you have no sores you can't know where you are contagious. Suppressive therapy lowers risk to your partner by 50%. Read more...
No. With suppressive anti-viral medications and condom use it is not guaranteed to pass it on. Read more...
Condoms. Condom use is the best way to prevent transmission of genital herpes. Even without outbreaks, carriers can transmit the virus. Read more...

Is there a way to see if a man has genital herpes when not flared? I'm paranoid to sleep with people even though always use condoms. Doesn't protect

Latex condoms. do protect. No,there is no way to tell if a man has genital herpes when he is in remission by visual inspection. Read more...
Misinformation. As in my previous reply, there is no way to know by looking. You can ask, but many people have herpes without knowing it. Blood test can tell if someone has HSV1 and/or HSV2. You misunderstand condoms. Recent research shows condoms are over 90% effective in preventing HSV2 transmission from male to female (but only 50% female to male). Large majority of Australian males don't have it anyway. Read more...