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    swimming with herpes
    poopoo48 posted:
    hi, i would like to know if it is safe to swim in the pool or the beach. i have herpes and i take the medication valtrex. i am single but when i am dating i inform my date about the herpes and we must wear condoms while engaging in sexual intercourse. i have always wanted to learn how to swim, but i will not get in the water because i afraid of passing on the herpes virus. if anyone out has any information please let me know.
    abe648 responded:
    Not an issue you can swim in the pool or at the beach.
    MZST3PH responded:
    Herpes cant be passed thru water it has to be actual contact.

    Go swimming,its ok! =)
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