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What should I do if my partner has genital herpes?

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You can lower your chances of infection if you use condoms and avoid 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.

You may also want to think of ways you can be intimate without risking infection

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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