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

Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors