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mixer4

hsv1 no 2nd out break, famciclovir+condom??

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mixer4

hi guys! i'd like to know something:
as topic i had no 2nd outbreak since infection in February,
how is the chance that i can pass the virus if i combine the famciclovir + condom?
plus more i never take drugs, if i start now (for have "safer sex") and then stop could my body be likehood dependent to it and  turn the virus on letting me have some ob in the future???
thank you

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Scooby2112

Taking or not taking medicine shouldn't impact your bodies ability to fight the virus.  

Hsv1 genitally sheds very infrequently outside of an outbreak (3-5% of days on average).  That means if you are not having an outbreak you may be contagious 10-19 days in an entire year (on average).  

Using an antiviral is likely to reduce transmission risk in about half.  Condoms maybe another half.  

Ultimately the estimate is that ghsv1 is about 2-3% each year after about 100 sexual episodes.  Taking anti-virals and condoms likely reduces that into the 0.5% to 1.5% range.  

It's thought that ghsv1 is unlikely to pass genital to genital.  But it has been proven that it does pass this way.  

If your partner has oral hsv1 the transmission would be near zero percent.  

 

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mixer4
7 hours ago, Scooby2112 said:

Taking or not taking medicine shouldn't impact your bodies ability to fight the virus.  

Hsv1 genitally sheds very infrequently outside of an outbreak (3-5% of days on average).  That means if you are not having an outbreak you may be contagious 10-19 days in an entire year (on average).  

Using an antiviral is likely to reduce transmission risk in about half.  Condoms maybe another half.  

Ultimately the estimate is that ghsv1 is about 2-3% each year after about 100 sexual episodes.  Taking anti-virals and condoms likely reduces that into the 0.5% to 1.5% range.  

It's thought that ghsv1 is unlikely to pass genital to genital.  But it has been proven that it does pass this way.  

If your partner has oral hsv1 the transmission would be near zero percent.  

 

thank you so much for your explanation, it's perfect!!
if you don't mind i'd like to ask you another question:
beside the condom, there is another precaution that i should/could take before have sex?i read around something  like avoiding some skin contact with my genitals or something like that? sorry for the banal question but i'm not really educated in this so every suggestion is gold
thank you!

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Scooby2112

A condoms effectiveness is partially by it covering the skin where you most likely get outbreaks.  

If your outbreaks are on your penis base or testicles then the condom wouldn't protect that area.  

Sine people talk about covering up that area as well with clothes or other things.  However it's not really practical or easy to do.  

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