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Old 02-01-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
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Proper coverage of affected area

My boyfriend was just recently diagnosed with HSV-2. His "primary outbreak" appeared as a small rash on the front of his scrotum. In retrospect, he feels like previous bouts of jock-itch must have been earlier HSV-2 symptoms that went unrecognized. We have not had any sexual contact since he was diagnosed (about 3 weeks now). He had to go out of the country for work just days after the diagnosis. We really haven't had a chance to even talk about the issue.

I had the HerpeSelect blood test which came back negative. I know that I'll have to be tested again in a couple of months to really confirm if I'm still negative after having had contact with my boyfriend before his "rash" was diagnosed.

I need to decide what risks I'm willing to take as a negative woman. We'll also need to decide what risks we're willing to take as a couple where one partner has HSV-2. I know that given the location of his outbreak, a condom will provide little to no protection. I've tried to search online for condoms which cover the scrotum and have not found any. I think we might be able to fashion a dental dam to hang from the penis providing a barrier between my genitals and his scrotum.

My questions for this forum are:

1. Does anyone have any experience in finding a barrier which provides more complete coverage than a condom alone?

2. Since my boyfriends rash has only appeared on his scrotum and not his penis, is the affected area the only area we need to cover during sex?

Thanks for any advice you have.

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Old 02-02-2007, 03:30 PM   #2
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Re: Proper coverage of affected area

I believe a female condom covers almost all of a woman's genital area so that would probably be the best protection to use. Research it on google. Hope this helps!

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