HERPES SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT
Condoms work very well and do protect against the spread of herpes. But since the condom doesn't cover the entire genital area, herpes infections can sometimes be transmitted from person to person even when using a condom. It's good that you realize you don't know from whom you got herpes and when -- most people donít and really cannot know. One in five people in the U.S. has been infected with the herpes virus and 90% of those people have no idea they have it.
Herpes is nothing to be ashamed of. It is a normal consequence of sex. If you would like to talk to someone more specifically about transmission, you can call the National Herpes Hotline at 1-919-361-8488. And for more information about talking to your future partners about herpes, click here.
To your health,
TALKING TO PARTNERS ADVICE
Keep our community healthy. Stop the spread by talking about STDs.