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I'm sorry to hear about the herpes. The first thing to do is for you yourself to have a blood test for HSV Type 2 IgG titer. Many people who have herpes don't realize it. If your titer happens to be positive (about a 15% chance) there is no issue since you are "herpes concordant". This means you and your partners status match. If your titer is negative, I do believe he should try going on an anti-viral daily suppressant again. If you are negative for herpes, it's can be very unpleasant to catch it. Just because it didn't work previously doesn't mean it won't work now. There are new medications and we know more about suppressant therapy. Many people shed the virus without being aware of any outbreaks at the time. Condoms do decrease risk but not completely. The virus likes warm moist environments and can be present in fluids on areas of the genitals not covered by a condom.
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