USING CONDOM TO PROTECT PARTNERS FROM HERPES
Unfortunately, in terms of herpes even wearing a polyurethane condom will not completely 100% protect your partners since herpes can be spread by skin-to-skin contact. Not having skin-to-skin contact during an outbreak of sores is important, since that is the period in which one may be most contagious. It also may be a good idea to speak to a doctor about medication. Acyclovir, a medication for herpes, can reduce the risk of spreading herpes to partners and reduce the number of outbreaks.
For more information about herpes, visit: http://www.sfcityclinic.org/stdbasics/herpes.asp.
To your health,
STD TRANSMISSION AND PREVENTION ADVICE
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