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Asked by Anonymous in Herpes
May 29, 2022
HSV-1 question during sex
I have HSV-1 G. There is a rumor online if I ejaculate inside a woman I cannot spread HSV-1 to a partner if I am not having an outbreak. Is this true?
STDcounselor
Jun 13, 2022
You can still transmit the virus even when you are not having an active outbreak. Through viral shedding, the virus can be present on the skin's surface even when there is no outbreak. In the case of an HSV 1 genital infection, shedding occurs 3-5% of the days evaluated. Another way to say this is, out of 100 days, the virus would be present on the skin's surface anywhere from 3-5 days. Using a condom for each act of penetrative sex reduces the likelihood of transmission by 96%. Another way to significantly drop the risk of transmission is through the use of daily antivirals. I hope this information helps.

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