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If a man has herpes but has no signs of a breakout can he receive oral without passing it to his partner?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Problematic

Asymptomatic men have the potential to shed this virus, but less frequently than women.
If you have been intimate with this man previously the probability is that you already have been exposed to this virus which is inordinately common. Only you can determine whether the risk is worth the benefits. If you want her to be pregnant, see an ob/gyn doctor and both of you discuss the issue.

In brief: Problematic

Asymptomatic men have the potential to shed this virus, but less frequently than women.
If you have been intimate with this man previously the probability is that you already have been exposed to this virus which is inordinately common. Only you can determine whether the risk is worth the benefits. If you want her to be pregnant, see an ob/gyn doctor and both of you discuss the issue.
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