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1. Buy Vivagel condoms. They kill 99.9% of the herpes virus. They can only be bought in Australia I believe, and I live in the United States but simply hired someone off of Craigslist in Australia to purchase and mail them to me. Worked out no problem. [1]

2. Take Lysine daily. Proven in clinical trials to reduce herpes. [2]

3. Wear underwear during sex, preferably boxer briefs with the two flaps. According to Dr. Halford, a leader in herpes research, "I would assume that two layers of typical underwear would reduce HSV transmission risk by at least 10-fold and maybe closer to 1,000-fold." [3]

4. Take daily antivirals. From a study on discordant (one positive/one negative couple) couples,"None of the 141 individuals who took valaciclovir and used condoms for more than 90% of sexual encounters transmitted symptomatic genital herpes to their partner." [4]

5. Make sure they haven't shaved recently or have any cuts from shaving. The cuts and scabs from shaving your genital region provide an easy pathway for herpes to cause infection.

With these protections in place, I don't see how anyone could asymptomatically transmit herpes. It seems extremely unlikely.

[1] - http://www.medicaldaily.com/vivagel-coated-condom-kills-stds-antiviral-lubricant-soon-be-sale-294168

[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3115841

[3] - http://liveherpesvaccine.com/2015/05/31/a-call-to-bill-melinda/ (comment section)

[4] - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC544977/

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Vivagel condoms are a great call, Personally i would like them to sell the gel to the mass market, as i think their condoms are too thick, i prefer thinner ones like Crown. 

PS - Underwear during sex? Thats too strange, i understand that you can shed from the overall genital region, but thats too much. 

I'd say the best Combination is this: 

1. Vivagel Condoms

2. Acicylovir

3. Using Cocunut Oil as lube, as it has lauric acid in it which has been shown to have antimicrobial and somewhat antiviral properties. 

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Vivagel condoms will be sold in the EU before long, according to a recent report in the news. 


Its annoying, how come the Aussies get access to all the medical advancements years infront of everyone else? I think the EU is too tight on some things, really. 

Vivagel condoms sounds great, the fact it deactivates active virions on the skin surface will put my mind at rest. 

The only thing better would be if they made some antiviral lube, I'd spread that stuff everywhere! lol

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