I have had herpes for 2 years.
I take 2 co-valacyclovir caplets every day since as preventative measure.
I have not had any further outbreaks since.
With me being on this medication consistently as I have, no outbreaks and my partner uses condom,
what are the chances of me passing it on to him. He said he would stay with me as long as
I don’t infect him, but I don’t know how I can guarantee this.
I spoke to my family doctor. He said that if I have no outbreak of open sores or symptoms, I will not pass it on.
I need my partner to trust me. It would kill me if I told him he was safe with me and then he got infected despite all of these preventative measures we are taking.
Unfortunately, there are not guarantees. The first thing I would do is to have your partner tested with a blood test. That way, you will know for sure if he already has it. Does he get cold sores? If so, then we absolutely know he has HSV-1. Up to 85% of the population has herpes and doesn’t know it. So, finding out for sure is the first step. If he doesn’t have herpes, then the chances of passing it onto him is 1% IF
1. You don’t have sex during times that you have symptoms
2. You take your antiviral daily
3. You use a condom.
Hope this helps.
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