People with herpes have relationships and live totally normal lives. There are treatments for herpes, and there’s a lot you can do to make sure you don’t give herpes to anyone you have sex with. Millions and millions of people have herpes — you’re definitely not alone.
Keeping this in view, can I still have sex with herpes?
Do not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex — even with a condom. Wait until seven days after the sore heals. The virus can spread from sores not covered by the condom. It can also spread in sweat or vaginal fluids to places the condom doesn’t cover.
Beside this, can you sleep with someone with herpes and not get it?
Can you sleep with someone with herpes and not get it? Yes, it is possible to not contract herpes from an infected partner, but you shouldn’t take a chance. The herpes virus is spread by contact with sores, so avoid sex during outbreaks and use a condom every time you have sex.
Is herpes still contagious after 10 years?
WASHINGTON — High rates of both overall and subclinical viral shedding continue even beyond 10 years among people with genital herpes simplex virus type 2 infection, suggesting that there is a continued risk of transmission to sexual partners long after initial infection.
Here are other ways to avoid getting herpes from your partner:
- Always use condoms and dental dams during oral, anal, and vaginal sex.
- Talk with your partner about taking herpes medicine every day, which can lower their chances of spreading herpes.
- Don’t have sex during a herpes outbreak, even with a condom.
The answer to both questions is “yes,” but you’ll need to take some precautions. Women with genital herpes can have healthy children. If you have genital herpes, precautions can help prevent your baby from getting the virus.