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If you and your partner both have herpes is it safe not to use a condom?

  • If a male and female couple both has herpes and has sex without condoms, is there any such thing as getting even more herpes? Pregnancy is not a worry, we've been 'fixed' we are in a monogamous relationship, just want to make sure we aren't putting each other at any more risk.

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Apr 10, 2019
  • Posted on Apr 21, 2019

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    HSV-1 and HSV-2 are different strains of herpes. HSV-1 is typically referred to as oral herpes. HSV-2 is usually known for spreading genital. Both str... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Apr 27, 2019


    Assuming you both have the same type, you can't get "more" hsv. Avoid direct contact when symptomatic and take an antiviral to force the virus back into latency. Taking a daily antihistamine can inhibit skin symptoms and reduce outbreak frequency. Actually, regular exposure to each other's asymptomatic shedding will cause you to maintain a healthy store of antibodies that will help you both remain asymptomatic.

  • Posted on Apr 19, 2019


    Even though you both have it i would suggest getting tested for everything else and if you both are good it would be okay :)

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