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These figures are averages, individuals vary considerably.
If you're very good at identifying signs of a potential outbreaks and avoid sex at these times, there is a 4-5% chance after a year of sex of you infecting a male partner. This is about 100 episodes of sex!
Antivirals will halve this chance, maybe more with strict observance to taking them daily.
Condoms offer a 30-50% reduction in transmission odds.
Hence with both you are looking at 1-1.5% chance say. The odds might be a little higher for the first year or so. (Not because of you, but him).
If you only take one measure, the antivirals are much better in transmission terms.
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