Many couples in which one partner has genital herpes (HSV-2) have a healthy sex life and still never transmit it to the uninfected partner. The likelihood of passing genital herpes to a partner is highest during an outbreak (times when a sore is present). Parents do not need to worry about passing on genital herpes to their children in the course of daily life. But, because there is no risk, parents cannot find anything authoritative that tells them that there is no risk to children, and they can end up taking all sorts of unnecessary precautions. He told me sometimes he didnt use any protection with his gf(she knows) and she has been okay. Having sores or other symptoms of herpes can increase your risk of spreading the disease.
While it certainly eliminates the risk of pregnancy, oral sex doesn t eliminate the risk of transmitting sexually transmitted infections and in fact, increases the risk of transmitting HSV-1 because it is spread by direct contact. Genital herpes can be spread even when there are no visible ulcers or blisters. Use of condoms and suppressive antiviral medication can decrease the risk of spreading the infection to partners who are not infected, especially during the first year after a person becomes infected (see ‘Suppressive therapy’ below).
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