THE LETTERS THAT FOLLOW ARE SUMMARY QUESTIONS OF SOME OF THE MANY THOUSANDS OF QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SENT TO US OVER THE YEARS. Here are some suggestions provided by different organizations. You should know up front that although transmission of herpes is very unlikely unless there is actual close physical contact of a sexual nature, however the use of condoms and spermicides is NOT 100% effective in prevention, although they have been reported to reduce the risk.
There are many cases where one person has herpes and never gives it to the intimate partner even though they are having regular unprotected sex – there are also many cases where herpes was transmitted during the first sexual encounter when there was not an outbreak in progress.
The herpes virus has to actually enter the body of another person through a broken area of the skin. So, touching the blister fluid from a herpes infection with the tip of a finger would not transmit the infection directly to the finger, for example.
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WE NEVER EVER POST LETTERS SENT TO US BY OUR CLIENTS. It is best to read some of the different approaches recommended, and maybe get some advice in one of the Chat Rooms.
However, you should not hang your hat on one being released just yet.
You should focus on the “Smart Living” approach for managing herpes which is posted elsewhere on this site.