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Old 03-25-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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Is it possible for a spouse to have herpes and the other spouse to not have it

Is it possible for a spouse to have herpes and the other spouse to not have it show up in thier blood for over a year

 
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Re: Is it possible for a spouse to have herpes and the other spouse to not have it

Yes, quite possible, like any other infection. Put a person with a streaming cold in a room with 10 other people and maybe only five of them will catch the cold.
The risk is probably higher with herpes but transfer is not a certainty between sexual partners.

 
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Re: Is it possible for a spouse to have herpes and the other spouse to not have it

I agree with TopGeek. It is possible,also transmission if taking the proper precautions can be lowered.

Here are the Female to Male transmission rates

If you have 100 couples where the female has HSV 2 but not the male (these figures are over a year) the odds of female to male transmission are if you do nothing other than avoid sex during an outbreak 4 men out of a 100 will get herpes in a year or 4% If you do go on a suppressive therapy then it drops to 2 men out of a 100 in a year or 2% and if you use suppressive and a condom the chances are 1 man out of a 100 will get herpes in one year or 1%.

Male to Female Transmission Rate

If you have 100 couples where the male has HSV 2 but not the female (these figures are over a year) the odds of male to female transmission are if you do nothing (other than avoid sex when there is an outbreak) 8-10 females out of a 100 will get herpes in a year or 8-10% If you do go on a suppressive therapy then it drops to 4-5 females out of a 100 in a year or 4-5% and if you use suppressive therapy and a condom the chances are 2-3 females out of a 100 will get herpes in one year or 2-3%.

The valtrex and transmission study stats are based on having sex 2 times/week.

 
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