New partner. I have infrequent genital herpes outbreaks. What should we do?

Herpes transmission. Herpes can be transmitted without a full blown outbreak. If your partner doesn't have herpes, take 400 mg of Acyclovir daily, .
Barrier methods. Using condoms with decrease the ability of the virus to transfer to your partner, however it is not perfect. Using antiviral medications, such as valtrex, (valacyclovir) as a suppressant will also help prevent the spread. Full disclosure with your partner is very important too.
Communicate. The first step is to discuss this issue prior to first intimacy. Secondly, active vesicular outbreaks should place a temporary moratorium on physical contact as the virus can be transmitted on genital areas even with a condom in place., many individuals exposed to herpes never acquire the infection due to the presence of antibodies.