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Female & Male GH Rates of Transmission (HSV 2 Only)
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Female & Male GH Rates of Transmission (HSV 2 Only).

1) FEMALE TO MALE RATE OF TRANSMISSION (HSV2 ONLY STATS IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR HSV 1)

If you have 100 couples where the female has HSV2 but not the male (these figures are over a year) the odds of female to male transmission are, if you do nothing other than avoid sex during an outbreak, 4 men out of a 100 will get herpes in a year, or 4%. If you do go on a suppressive therapy then it drops to 2 men out of a 100 in a year, or 2%. And if you avoid sex during an outbreak and use suppressive and a condom the chances are 1 man out of a 100 will get herpes in one year or 1%.

The Valtrex and transmission study stats are based on having sex 2 times/week.

2) MALE TO FEMALE RATE OF TRANSMISSION (HSV2 ONLY STATS IS NOT APPLICABLE FOR HSV 1)

If you have 100 couples where the male has HSV 2 but not the female (these figures are over a year) the odds of male to female transmission are, if you do nothing other than avoid sex during an outbreak, 8-10 women out of a 100 will get herpes in a year, or 8-10%. If you do go on a suppressive therapy then it drops to 4-5 women out of a 100 in a year, or 4-5%. And if you avoid sex during an outbreak and you use suppressive and a condom the chances are 2-3 woman out of a 100 will get herpes in one year or 2-3%.

The Valtrex and transmission study stats are based on having sex 2 times/week.
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