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I was recently diagnosed with genital HSV-2. I was careless and got burned. Sure, I'll kick myself for a long time for this but life goes on, doesn't it ?
Anyway, I had two very close outbreaks and the doctor put me on Valtrex 500mg once a day for the next 9 months. I have a girlfriend and she knows about my HSV-2 and she's not really worried. Love...what can you do ?? : )
I was wondering what are the chances when having protected vaginal sex and with the suppressive treatment of infecting her ?
Right now we use condoms for oral sex but that's not too great and I was hoping that with suppressive treatment there might come a day where we can have oral sex without condoms. I mean I got HSV-2 on the genitals but I don't understand why I didn't get any on the lips/face. I mean there should've been no ?
Yes we plan on going together to the doctors to get her tested.
The doctor tested a sore that I had and it came back HSV-2.
To Grace = I'm a guy and according to the reply above, oral sex performed on me while on suppressive treatment and not during an outbreak seems a pretty low chance of transmission ? What do you think ?
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