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16 Jan 2008

genital Herpes
Hi there,

Im a 24 year old male and I've recently contracted Type II genital Herpes. Ive thus have a question about asymptomatic transmission. This is apparently where the virus could be transmitted to a sexual partner when the herpes sore itself is not present. Its alsa only certain herpes carriers that transmit the virus in this fasion.
I would thus like to know if there are any tests that my GP/urologist can do to ascertain if I am indeed one of these carriers that will transmit the virus without the sores being present. I would like to know because I obviously want to prevent any transmision to my partner.

Any advice would be really helpful
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01 Jan 0001

Dear DJ
Best would be to always use a condom and to take antiviral therapy if you get a next outbreak - this will reduce the risks of further outbreaks. The risk of transmitting the virus when you don't have active lesions are low.
Dr Bets
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