Aa
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

I have herpes, worried about hiv

I have had herpes for awhile now and I take care of it with meds. I have been very sexually active and I have ALWAYS used condoms when I have sex with sex workers for both vaginal and anal sex. If I use condoms is my risk still increased? Should I get tested even though I always used condoms because of my herpes? I'm very concerned now.
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
3191940 tn?1447268717
COMMUNITY LEADER
Herpes only increases the risk when you have had a risk to begin with.  It cannot amplify a zero risk scenario, and having protected intercourse is zero risk.  Even if it amplified the risk x10, zero risk x10 still = zero risk.
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the HIV Prevention Community

Top HIV Answerers
366749 tn?1544695265
Karachi, Pakistan
370181 tn?1595629445
Arlington, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Condoms are the most effective way to prevent HIV and STDs.
PrEP is used by people with high risk to prevent HIV infection.
Can I get HIV from surfaces, like toilet seats?
Can you get HIV from casual contact, like hugging?
Frequency of HIV testing depends on your risk.
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) may help prevent HIV infection.