can i have unprotected sex with my partner if i have genital herpes? is there anything i can take or be on to prevent possible transfer of it if i do have it. i'm not one hundred percent sure i have it. im waiting back on results from the doc.
If you results are postive, your partner needs to be tested. If your partner's results are negative, there is no 100% effective way of not transferring the virus. However, you can reduce the odds by taking an antiviral drug and using a condom. Please read these websites and make sure your uninfected partner is aware that even taking these precautions the risk of transferring the virus even without any symptoms is always there: http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/18/giving-your-partner-herpes/ and http://www.cdc.gov/std/herpes/STDFact-herpes.htm.