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Sex, then herpes outbreak 3 days later. Only tingling day before

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Sex, then herpes outbreak 3 days later. Only tingling day before outbreak. Chances of this being passed on?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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risks for contracting herpes varies from man to women

http://herpesopportunity.com/downloads/herpes-opportunity-disclosure-handout.pdf

transmission to female per sexual event
10% (NO protection)
5% (condoms OR meds)
2.5% (condoms AND meds)

transmission to male per sexual event
4% (NO protection)
2% (condoms OR meds)
1% (condoms AND meds)

are you a man or woman?

was a condom used?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am a woman, no condom
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
I take it you had the outbreak 3 days later

and you had sex with a man

and you are asking what are the chances that you gave the herpes to the man, correct?

the chances would be around 4% chance that he would contract herpes.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes outbreak 3 days later, tingling 2 days later. Woman to man that's correct and yes want to know the chance of it being transmitted
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
it is about 4% chance of transmission to man in this situation.

condom use would have brought those odds down to 2% risk

use of condom and if you were taking acyclovir or valcyclovir antiviral medication would have brough those risks down to 1%

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Would it still be 4%
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, I would be 4% risk

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Even though the sex was so close to the outbreak?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
yes, even if the sex was close to the outbreak.

he can get blood testing in 3-6 months to check for antibodies to herpes virus in his system

he may already have herpes type 1 or 2 in his system already, even if he has never had an outbreak.
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