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Can someone who is more knowledgeable than me explain to me transmission rates from men with type 2 Herpes to women? I am only a carrier I do not have outbreaks but realize I still shed the virus. I have heard it’s something like 4 percent in any given year with protection ie a condom? 

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Scooby2112

I would start your 4% number with a condom may be close.  With anti-virals it can cut it to about 2%.  

You may be even lower as those without outbreaks tend to be in the lower average of shedding and therefore likey risk to transmit.  

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viralfrog
On 11/5/2018 at 4:32 PM, cp073025 said:

Can someone who is more knowledgeable than me explain to me transmission rates from men with type 2 Herpes to women? I am only a carrier I do not have outbreaks but realize I still shed the virus. I have heard it’s something like 4 percent in any given year with protection ie a condom? 

Based on the sheet below, it would be around 10% per year without condoms with no active outbreaks. With condoms, 5.2% and condoms and antiviral therapy combined around 1.5-2.5%  https://herpesopportunity.com/downloads/herpes-opportunity-disclosure-handout.pdf 

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