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Can herpes be transmitted if there is no outbreak and I use a condom are there any things i can do to boost my imunity tonot contract the diesese i haven't had sexual contact with her yet is there any way for me to have safe sex with her and not get sick?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Herpes prevention

Congrats on responsibility in protecting your partner. For genital herpes caused by HSV2, virus often is present and can be transmitted without outbreaks.
Using condoms reduces risk and so does daily anti-herpes treatment, usually valacyclovir. Transmission risk will be very low if you avoiding sex during outbreaks, use condoms, and take anti-HSV treatment. No "immunity boosting" is known to help.

In brief: Herpes prevention

Congrats on responsibility in protecting your partner. For genital herpes caused by HSV2, virus often is present and can be transmitted without outbreaks.
Using condoms reduces risk and so does daily anti-herpes treatment, usually valacyclovir. Transmission risk will be very low if you avoiding sex during outbreaks, use condoms, and take anti-HSV treatment. No "immunity boosting" is known to help.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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Dr. Shelley Giebel
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Herpes

Herpes can be transmitted without visible lesions by viral shedding.
Medications can be given to lower the risk of viral shedding. Condoms are not full proof to prevent transmission of any sexually transmitted disease (std). Healthy lifestyle choices will help but aren't reliable enough to avoid transmission when a partner has a std. Shelleygiebelmd.Com.

In brief: Herpes

Herpes can be transmitted without visible lesions by viral shedding.
Medications can be given to lower the risk of viral shedding. Condoms are not full proof to prevent transmission of any sexually transmitted disease (std). Healthy lifestyle choices will help but aren't reliable enough to avoid transmission when a partner has a std. Shelleygiebelmd.Com.
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