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What should I do if I have genital herpes confirmed? Tell her?

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In brief: Yes

It is your responsibility to let your partner know that she is at risk of developing herpes.
I recommend that partners of carriers be tested for HSV antibodies, since many people are carriers and don't know it. If she is not a carrier, then you can take daily Acyclovir or valacyclovir and minimize the risk of transmission by 80% (tho not 100%).

In brief: Yes

It is your responsibility to let your partner know that she is at risk of developing herpes.
I recommend that partners of carriers be tested for HSV antibodies, since many people are carriers and don't know it. If she is not a carrier, then you can take daily Acyclovir or valacyclovir and minimize the risk of transmission by 80% (tho not 100%).
Dr. Katherine Sutherland
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