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Transmitting HSV-2
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An_251094 posted:
I am a 28 year old woman who has HSV-2 and also take Valtrex daily. My partner does not have HSV-1 or HSV-2. I would like to know the following:

1. What are the chances of me transmitting the disease to him through though sex?

2. What are the chances of me transmitting the disease to him if I perform oral sex on him?

3. What are the chances of me transmitting the disease to him if he performs oral sex on me?

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georgiagail responded:
1. It's possible, even if you are on Valtrex. This medication suppresses but does not cure one of this virus.

2. If your HSV-2 is contained to your genital region, you will not pass it on to him by performing oral sex on him.

3. Same as number 1.

Gail
 
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hopeful13 replied to georgiagail's response:
This is helpful information. Where did you get this from?
 
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georgiagail replied to hopeful13's response:
Working in health care for 35 years,

Gail


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