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protected but still at risk?

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i've been dating my boyfriend for 2 years and we havent had sex, but we do want to... he knows that i have genital herpes (for 3 years) and is good about it, but i was wondering if there are solid statisics on the chances of passing it on that can make us both more comfortable about it? i take L-Lyisine 1000mg every day, have a very healthy diet and have very few outbreaks, none very recent. between using a condom and the fact that the virus may not even be present (i have found from my reaserch there are only a few days a year when there is unoticed viral shedding?) what are the chances of this being passed on? are there solid statistics/numbers on it?

we both realize we wont be together forever, but he does want children someday, with whoever he ends up with, and i dont want to jeopardize that in any way. i love him and need to know he is safe.

thanks so much for any advice and information :)

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    • valleynovascotia
      Any advice on on how i can change the way she thinks of her insecurities in the event I ever see her again or hang out with her or do you guys think that it's better too just walk away. The truth is though i never met another girl like her before and she was fine with me having herpes i could tell by the she reacted too it . How do you change the way someone views them self that has low self esteem. 
    • WilsoInAus
      Note @Asr624 that an IgM result does not confirm a herpes diagnosis. Was the rash swabbed as well?
    • LiveLife100
      Yes it's entirely possible that he didn't know and just now gave it to you. I've been with my husband almost 19 years and he was recently tested and is still negative. It's still possible of course that I could give it to him at any point. Sounds like you have a strong marriage and there is no reason this needs to be an issue other than a minor annoyance. I have 2 healthy children and have had no related medical issues due to HSV.
    • Hellothere123
      I have been with him and didn’t tell him and now I can’t tell him because I know it would ruin any chance of reconciliation. I don’t want to live with this and I don’t want to live without him 
    • Asr624
      I am so sorry that happened to you. No one deserves that. Praying for you. 

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