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What are the chances of transmitting male to female with brief non penetrative contact, maybe 5 seconds, before protected sex not during a breakout?

  • Asked by Anonymous in Herpes May 19, 2019
  • Posted on Jun 21, 2019


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  • Posted on Jun 18, 2019

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    Your answer is not clear is the first hsv2 supposed to be hsv1?. Just say 10%. Ideally though probably not. But even protected sex is not 100%, if you are using a condom because only the head and shaft are covered. Only time will tell. Usually within 2 weeks.

  • Posted on May 22, 2019


    Low, but possible. Asymptomatic shedding is about 5 days/month for hsv2 and 1/30 for hsv2. So, maybe a 3.33--16.67% chance. That goes even lower if the other person has ever been exposed to hsv and already has some antibodies to fight off an infection.

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