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How do you keep from spreading herpes?

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Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Avoid contact

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Herpes simplex virus, or hsv, causes both oral (cold sores) and genital sores. Genital herpes is spread by touch (whether or not there are sores at the time) so the best way to prevent the spread of it is to avoid sexual contact with someone who is infected with it. Condoms and daily medications can lower but don't totally prevent its spread. Go to www.Cdc.Gov for more info.

In brief: Avoid contact

Thank you for asking.
Herpes simplex virus, or hsv, causes both oral (cold sores) and genital sores. Genital herpes is spread by touch (whether or not there are sores at the time) so the best way to prevent the spread of it is to avoid sexual contact with someone who is infected with it. Condoms and daily medications can lower but don't totally prevent its spread. Go to www.Cdc.Gov for more info.
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Avoid touching virus

The way to avoid genital herpes is to avoid the virus.
On an individual basis, that means no sexual contact with "sores" or possible "sores". Extra safety means using condoms even if one partner is "ok today" but has sores off and on. One with frequent sores can ask a doctor for antiviral preventive medicine. On a community-wide basis, fewer partners per person drops the number of infected people.

In brief: Avoid touching virus

The way to avoid genital herpes is to avoid the virus.
On an individual basis, that means no sexual contact with "sores" or possible "sores". Extra safety means using condoms even if one partner is "ok today" but has sores off and on. One with frequent sores can ask a doctor for antiviral preventive medicine. On a community-wide basis, fewer partners per person drops the number of infected people.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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