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    rigdons posted:
    How long before someone that has had this type before they can be sexual? I am asking because of the woman i am dating has it and we used a condom the first time we had sex but this was after the fact she hasnt had an outbreak in over 5 years. Can someone have sex without a condom after this long break from an outbreak.
    elle0317 responded:
    The absence of outbreaks does not determine how often they shed the virus. Shedding the virus can happen at anytime without the infected person's knowledge. Now the good news is that HSV1 doesn't re-occur as often and from what I believe doesn't shed as often than HSV2. Whenever you have sex with someone with genital herpes, there is a chance of transmission even without an outbreak. I take it that her HSV1 affects her genitals? Just checking to be sure you are not refering to oral herpes (cold sores), the most common area for HSV1.

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