Will A Condom Protect You From Genital Herpes?

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Herpes - genital; Herpes simplex - genital; Herpesvirus 2; HSV-2


The best way to avoid getting genital herpes is to avoid all sexual contact, including oral sex. Next best is being in a long-term, mutually monogamous relationship with someone who has been tested and is not, and never has been, infected with herpes.

Condoms remain the best way to protect against catching genital herpes during sexual activity with someone who is infected. Using a condom correctly and...

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