What are some of the early signs of herpes in males besides the obvious breakouts or rash in the genital area? My boyfriend has been feeling fine, but woke up with a cold like symptoms this morning. He was having a lot of sinus problems, runny nose and stuffy nose, slight sore throat and slight body aches. Didn't know if this could be signs of an outbreak or if it is more than likely just a cold.
Also, why are transmission rates of herpes more likely in a woman than in a man? What are the transmission rates from woman to man while the woman takes Valtrex? Is it more likely than not that we can have a normal sex life and he never catch HSV? Any female stories out there about transmission from female to male?