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alwayssunshine

How easy is herpes spread?

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alwayssunshine

We hear how easily herpes is spread and how contagious it is, so many people have it and yet don't KNOW they have it because they are asymptomatic.

Then, on the flip side, we hear that if you are on antivirals, the chances of giving herpes when you do NOT have an OB are very slim....but then why do so many people have herpes? It would mean that spreading when you do not have an OB occurs more than we think.....Just have been pondering that lately....thoughts?

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JBnATL

Here is a link to a good article about transmission rates you may be interested in:

http://www.hsvblog.org/herpes-simplex-virus-hsv-101/

Most people get this from someone who does not know and have never had any symptoms, not from someone who knows they have it.

Come to the Chat Room, there you will find many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their advice.

Good luck!

JB

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Kitty123

I keep hearing that its not easily spread but I got it in one shot. WITH a condom. And I know it wasn't laying dormant in me. But the guy I slept with had a squeaky clean penis, but then afterwards told me a B.S story about 3 years prior having something that resembled an HPV wart (but it wasn't!).

So either the guy I was with had sex with me DURING an outbreak (but I didn't see or feel anything weird)....OR he was just finishing one and didn't feel he needed to tell me, well ...because...he's a dishonest peice of sH#$t.

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