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Slept w/ someone who is on medication for genital herpes with no outbreak. What is the risk if there was no protection used?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: No predictability

First, viral shedding in a herpes patient happens irregularly and unpredictable and untestable fashion.
Herpes medication to suppress viral shedding is thought to lower the risk of infection by 30 to 50 percent.

In brief: No predictability

First, viral shedding in a herpes patient happens irregularly and unpredictable and untestable fashion.
Herpes medication to suppress viral shedding is thought to lower the risk of infection by 30 to 50 percent.
Dr. Robert Killian
Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
if on daily antivirals the risk of shedding without a lesion is one in 365 days
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