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New partner. I have infrequent genital herpes outbreaks. What should we do?
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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Herpes transmission
Herpes can be transmitted without a full blown outbreak.
If your partner doesn't have herpes, take 400 mg of Acyclovir daily, .

In brief: Herpes transmission
Herpes can be transmitted without a full blown outbreak.
If your partner doesn't have herpes, take 400 mg of Acyclovir daily, .
Dr. Mary Vanko
Dr. Mary Vanko
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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Renee Harris
Dr. Renee Harris
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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