I Was Wondering If Somebody Gets Herpes, Can They Spread It To You Even With A Condom, What If They Do? Does That Mean That Your Sex Life Is Over?

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I Was Wondering If Somebody Gets Herpes, Can They Spread It To You Even With A Condom, What If They Do? Does That Mean That Your Sex Life Is Over?

I was wondering if somebody gets Herpes, can they spread it to you even with a condom? If they do, does that mean that your sex life is over? I don't have it but somebody told me that you can get genital herpes even with a condom and no symptoms; this scares me, I really need help knowing.

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Hi crazykat,

As always, I like to remind members that I am not a healthcare practitioner and thus cannot offer you any definitive medical advice. It is always best to check with your doctor.

In regard to your question, as you may have heard often by now, the only way to prevent transmission of genital herpes completely is through abstinence of sex. However, if this is not possible, then I suggest that you consult the following article written by Dr. Grayson--Transmitting Herpes: How to Protect the Ones You Love.

You might also find these articles interesting as well:

Herpes Weapons: Safe Sex, Acyclovir and a Extra Dose of Honesty

Herpes: Knowing the Risks

The Truth About HSV1, HSV2 and Oral Sex

10 Myths About Genital Herpes

Ways Not To Spread Herpes

Hope all is well!