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Can bleeding during sex cause herpes transmission?
I am a 33 year old female, and I have genital HSV-1, contracted almost 4 years ago. After the initial infection, I've never had a recurrence, and have never been bothered by it again. However, I did pass it on to a partner (male) during intercourse. It concerns me as this occurred during an asymptomatic time - asymptomatic viral shedding. I am trying to prevent this from happening again with other partners. I am now on Acyclovir to lower risk of transmission. My question is - if I happen to have minor bleeding during sex - just minor cuts/tears (trauma) - will this cause transmission of the virus? Should I be fearful of the blood getting on my partner? The person who contracted herpes from me (not my current partner) got it on an area NOT covered by a condom, so I'm not sure using a condom is going to help. Does anyone have any knowledge/first-hand experience with bleeding causing transmission of HSV-1?
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