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How can a person that has herpes ever bring a child into the world without infecting his or her partner?

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Dr. Patrick Weix
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Use care.

Herpes is a virus that spreads easily so care is needed.
If you have a partner, they should be checked for the HSV antibody-they may already have HSV even if they never had an outbreak. If one partner is unaffected, then suppression therapy with Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir can significantly reduce the viral shedding and reduce the transmission risk. In vitro would be another option.

In brief: Use care.

Herpes is a virus that spreads easily so care is needed.
If you have a partner, they should be checked for the HSV antibody-they may already have HSV even if they never had an outbreak. If one partner is unaffected, then suppression therapy with Valtrex (valacyclovir) or Acyclovir can significantly reduce the viral shedding and reduce the transmission risk. In vitro would be another option.
Dr. Patrick Weix
Dr. Patrick Weix
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Herpes is easy to transmit - but there is medication to reduce the risk of transmitting herpes and being aware of recurrences can help to decrease the risk of transmission.

In brief: Yes

Herpes is easy to transmit - but there is medication to reduce the risk of transmitting herpes and being aware of recurrences can help to decrease the risk of transmission.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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