If you are a sexually active individual who carries HSV-2 or genital herpes, then there are some things that you should learn about its transmission. This article will provide some information to protect your sex partner and prevent the virus from spreading to other people.
HSV is transmitted through skin contact. Herpes is not a blood borne virus, it remains inactive in the nervous system, and when activated it will develop to the skin area. This is known as herpes episode. Herpes outbreaks appear in the form of sores or blisters. They can develop in the vagina, scrotum, hips, thighs, butt, and lower back. Herpes sores can be big enough to see, but sometimes they are also small and hard to see.
Now that you know what genital herpes episode is, you need to know that the answer to the question is YES. You can still acquire genital herpes even if you put on your condom. You can still get herpes even if the infected person has no visible indications.
If you are in a relationship with a person who has genital herpes, then both of you should talk about it seriously. You need to go to the doctor to seek medical assistance. While condoms can reduce the risk of acquiring herpes, it is not a surefire way to prevent it. In order to protect yourself, your sex partner should commit to taking her daily treatment. There are studies that revealed using condoms combined with suppressive medication will lessen your risk up to 2 to 5 percent.
The best way to do is to consult a doctor. Your partner should not be embarrassed about her condition and she should deal with it on her own to prevent further infections. The doctor will diagnose her condition and provide several treatments to eliminate herpes.