PERFORMING ORAL SEX ON A PARTNER WITH AN STD
Condoms are very helpful in preventing the spread of STDs during oral sex. They greatly lessen the risk but certainly change the experience for some people. Talking about sex and the type of fun each partner wants to have is important.
In terms of herpes, a regular partner of someone with herpes should learn his or her herpes infection status. That requires whatís called a type-specific blood test available from a doctor, clinic or in San Francisco, STDTest.org. If both partners have the same type of herpes (type 1 or 2), then many would say that condoms are not necessary because both partners are already infected.
If indeed, only one partner is infected, then discussing risk and what type of sex and protection to use is important. Finally, some doctors recommend the use of medications like acyclovir to reduce the risk of the spread of herpes from a regular partner with herpes to one without herpes infection. Being open and honest with your partner is always a good idea.
To your health,
STD TRANSMISSION AND PREVENTION ADVICE
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