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What do I do if my partner has genital herpes?

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Instead of declaring the sexual part of your relationship over or out of the question, think of ways you can be intimate without risking infection. You can lower the risk of becoming infected with genital herpes through sexual intercourse by using condoms and avoiding sex when your partner has symptoms. There will always be some risk, even if you practice safer sex, but you can minimize it as much as possible.

SOURCES:  Centers for Disease Control. Fleming, et al. , Oct. 16, 1997. The American Social Health Association's National Herpes Resource Center. Warren, T. and Warren, R. The Updated Herpes Handbook. Portland Press, 2002.
The New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 09, 2017

SOURCES:  Centers for Disease Control. Fleming, et al. , Oct. 16, 1997. The American Social Health Association's National Herpes Resource Center. Warren, T. and Warren, R. The Updated Herpes Handbook. Portland Press, 2002.
The New England Journal of Medicine

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 09, 2017

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