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What can I do to keep from getting genital herpes? I want a family.

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In brief: Prevent STDs

Be sure your partner has had a blood test for HSV antibodies, and if positive, he should take a daily medicine like Acyclovir to reduce the risk of shedding and transmitting the virus.
In reality, HSV is not as serious for fertility as other stds, like chlamydia and gonorrhea. Always practice safe sex and be selective about your partners.

In brief: Prevent STDs

Be sure your partner has had a blood test for HSV antibodies, and if positive, he should take a daily medicine like Acyclovir to reduce the risk of shedding and transmitting the virus.
In reality, HSV is not as serious for fertility as other stds, like chlamydia and gonorrhea. Always practice safe sex and be selective about your partners.
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