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arnie_palmer
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Jan-18-14, 02:08 PM (CST)
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"first time having sex after diagnosis"
 
   I'm pretty nervous right now. I got diagnosed six months ago but no symptoms since initial outbreak. Had sex with a girl on our first date last night but I told her I had HSV2 and used a condom, she was cool with it. What's got me worried is that I think I'm getting another outbreak this morning. I know I should be staying away from sleeping with someone that quickly, how I got here in the first place. Somehow the condom doesn't make me as confident as I thought it would. With my luck these days, I gave it to her. How effective have condoms been for you guys?


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Raven00144
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Jan-23-14, 06:14 PM (CST)
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1. "RE: first time having sex after diagnosis"
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   From a positive male to a negative female the transmission stats are:

Avoid sex during symptoms 8% chance of transmission per year
Using meds or condoms 4% chance of transmission per year
Using both meds AND condoms 2% chance of transmission per year

You are not contagious 24/7 and as you can see the use of meds and condoms significantly cuts down on the rate of transmission over the course of a year. If you do not take meds for suppression, you may want to start.

Just the actual act of having sex may have triggered and once you know you have HSV, it is easy to jump to the conclusion that every little felling or twitch down yonder is HSV when it is not.

Raven00144


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