Re: Girlfriend had an abnormal pap smear (Need help)
Herpes is not included in the standard screening for STDs. Have you been blood tested for herpes? Swabbing of sores needs to be done pretty much as soon as they appear (within a couple of days), otherwise there is a high chance of a false negative.
Condoms are not as effective at preventing the transmission of herpes (or HPV) as they are at preventing the transmission of STDs passed on by the transmission of bodily fluids. Herpes (and HPV) are passed on by skin to skin contact and of course a condom does not create a barrier between every part of two people's genitals that would come into contact with each other during penetrative sex.
Last edited by beaker24; 03-11-2005 at 06:06 PM.