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Herpes risk, protected, one time
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Herpes risk, protected, one time
Hi

I had protected vaginal sex with a female, it was just a few minutes and not vigorous, I did not ejaculate. The condom was intact and other than a bit of touching with my fingers no other vaginal contact was made, no oral sex was given or received.

She told me afterwards she has HSV2, for past 5 years, that she hasn't had an out real for a long while and she isn't currently having one. She said when she does the lesions appear on her lower back and not on her genital area.

I know sex isn't risk free... But realistically what are the chances I have picked up herpes from this encounter? The paranoia is well and truly in action and I would like some factual answers, positive or negative... The net offers up a lot on conflicting information.
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55646 tn?1263664409
I think the risk is incredibly low.  Did she tell you if she is taking antiviral therapy?

Terri
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Thanks for the response.

She didn't but judging by some other comments made I don't believe she would be taking them.
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55646 tn?1263664409
Still, even without that, your risk is still incredibly low.

Terri
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