Last week my husband went to the Dr with burning & itching in the anal area. He told him he had some blisters & that it appeared to be the herpes virus. The Dr put him on Valtrex & Bactrim. He seems to be better but we are wondering where he got this. We have been married 34 yrs with no other sexual partners. Don't know a lot about this, but I am assuming that when his outbreak is over will it be OK for sex or should we use a condom? How easy is it for me or anyone else in our family to catch this? I may already be infected with it but have never had any outbreaks that I am aware of. Can this be spread by eating or drinking after each other or just sex? Could this have been contracted from a toilet seat that an infected person has touched while having an outbreak? Our Dr said that he could have had this in his system for 20 yrs or so but never had an outbreak like this. If anyone can give us some answers or helpful info we sure would appreciate it.