Advice please to prevent male to female transmission of herpes
I'm hoping someone can help me. My husband has genital HSV-1 and I don't have herpes at all. The short version of the story is that he cheated on me, and we haven't had sex since he cheated and since he got his diagnosis. I took a blood test to see if I have herpes and I don't.
I haven't decided if I am staying in this marriage or not, but I am hoping someone can give me advice. My husband is on Valtrex and is taking supplements to suppress the outbreaks, and if we were to have sex we would use condom (and I'd ask him to wear his boxers to prevent skin to skin contact).
I know there is a higher risk for women to get herpes from a man, is there anything else I can do to protect myself? I know he has to get to know his symptoms, (burning, tingling, etc), but is there anything else I can do.
Thanks for any advice, I really appreciate it. I need to understand what my options are.