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As a female, can I still pass the hsv 2 virus to a male partner even with a condom? How often is viral shedding?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Yes

Herpes active viral lesions not only shed live virus, but they also occur on genital areas not covered by condoms.
Some research studies have shown that rarely, viral shedding can occur up to 30 days after the active lesions have healed.

In brief: Yes

Herpes active viral lesions not only shed live virus, but they also occur on genital areas not covered by condoms.
Some research studies have shown that rarely, viral shedding can occur up to 30 days after the active lesions have healed.
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