Dating when both people have herpes
When a person is not experiencing an outbreak, there is a 4-10% chance of transmitting it.(Depending mostly on genders.) Because of the nature of male and female genitalia, it is easier for herpes to be transmitted to a woman by a man than vice-versa.Valtrex is an antiviral medication that reduces the occurrence of herpes outbreaks.Using Valtrex daily also reduces the time and likelihood of the virus to “shed”, i.e. Studies show that it can reduce the viral shedding periods so much that transmission rates drop by 50%. Other common antivirals for herpes are acyclovir (also spelled aciclovir) and Zovirax.Research has even given us data that shows how likely (or really, “unlikely”) you are to transmit herpes during sex when you take precautions and understand the specific circumstances you might have.
With Valtrex, you only need to take one pill a day for the purpose of suppressive therapy.
Monogamous couples who know their status may want to forgo the use of condoms for whatever reason (i.e.
in order to get pregnant, or because condoms are just not preferred and they are monogamous and use birth control).
Some people get herpes even though they’ve always used condoms!
Nonetheless, using a condom is a great idea and reducing the chancing by almost a third is nothing to sneeze at.
This is because female genitals have more exposed soft tissue.