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I just stared dating someone who does not have HSV.How long after the sore is healed should I wait before having sex? 
I’ve had HSV2 for over 10 years. I rarely have outbreaks going months even years until recently. When I do I get some tingles and one sore in the same spot. But recently, In the last 3 months it’s happened twice. 🤦🏼‍♀️

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21 hours ago, BabyGirl said:

I just stared dating someone who does not have HSV.How long after the sore is healed should I wait before having sex? 
I’ve had HSV2 for over 10 years. I rarely have outbreaks going months even years until recently. When I do I get some tingles and one sore in the same spot. But recently, In the last 3 months it’s happened twice. 🤦🏼‍♀️

hello "BabyGirl"..... the standard advice is to wait at least 7 days after the sores completely heal before having sex again.  Are you having protected sex (i.e., condom?)  If so, then you are reducing your risk substantially of transmitting.... and if you are also taking an antiviral med like valacyclovir as well as using a condom, your risk of transmitting it to your partner is very low (lower than 2%).  

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15 hours ago, CHT said:

hello "BabyGirl"..... the standard advice is to wait at least 7 days after the sores completely heal before having sex again.  Are you having protected sex (i.e., condom?)  If so, then you are reducing your risk substantially of transmitting.... and if you are also taking an antiviral med like valacyclovir as well as using a condom, your risk of transmitting it to your partner is very low (lower than 2%).  

Let’s say hypothetically one did not wait a full seven days, maybe 2-3 and they gave been taking anti virals but allowed some manual stimulation and some oral. What are the chances he gets Oral HSV2 or on the fingers 

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11 hours ago, BabyGirl said:

Let’s say hypothetically one did not wait a full seven days, maybe 2-3 and they gave been taking anti virals but allowed some manual stimulation and some oral. What are the chances he gets Oral HSV2 or on the fingers 

so, the good news is that the odds of transmitting HSV2 via oral sex is fairly low and if you are on antivirals, your risk is even lower.  If you are taking valacyclovir or acyclovir the frequency of both total and subclinical shedding is decreased by 91%-97% (measured by culture test).  So, again, odds are low that your partner may have contracted HSV2 via both oral sex and by manual stimulation ("herpetic whitlow" is when fingers are infected with HSV after having direct contact with open sores/lesions)..... the odds are not zero though so, it's worth having your partner pay attention to any potential signs of infection (orally and on his fingers).  If you see any signs of an outbreak (would occur in most cases within two weeks after exposure) get a swab (PCR) test as soon as possible.... if you don't see any symptoms, and still want to be absolutely sure (for peace of mind) wait about 12 to 16 weeks and have an antibody test run (IgG specific to HSV2).  I hope this helps and I haven't confused you more!  

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