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Experience:  MBBS, MD, MCCM. Currently working in Critical Care Medicine with 10 year experience in Medicine
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If you have been diagnosed with herpes and your taking

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If you have been diagnosed with herpes and your taking medications for it is it safe to go unprotecred if you have just one other partner if your not having any flear ups
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No but I am taken meds for diabetes
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 7 months ago.

Hi,

Welcome to JA and thanks for this question. Im sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Well the thing with herpes is that there is STILL a chance of the virus being shed EVEN if you dont have active lesions. The chance is low to be sure, but it is present nonetheless. This is known as asymptomatic transmission. It is estimated that you may be shedding 14% of the days when you DONT have symptoms. So this is why you should NOT go for unprotected sexual intercourse as there is always a chance of the virus being transmitted even if you are not in the midst of a flareup or even if you are on medication. It is better to use protection while having sexual intercourse even in your situation.

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Expert:  Dr. Muneeb Ali replied 7 months ago.

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