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Poz Person's risk for Genital Herpes (HERPES, 2011)

Apr 27, 2011

I am an HIV+ gay man and just met a great guy, I disclosed my HIV status and he was great about it but then he disclosed he has genital herpes. I have never had anyone disclose that to me so I did the research and (as like HIV) all of the medical websites make it out that no matter what I do, I am at risk.

Now I have 1200+ t-cells and am undectable and he is on daily Valtrex. So after all the research, I am thinking that I will use the same safer sex to prevent HIV with the addition of abstinence during flare-ups.

Does this sound like a sound plan? Is there anything else I should be aware of?

Thanks for you help!

Response from Dr. Frascino


Sounds like a very logical plan to me. I'll repost several links below that discuss herpes.

Good luck with your new Mr. Happily-Ever-After.

Dr. Bob

Blood with condom breakage. Infected?
Where do I go from here? More testing? (INDETERMINATE WESTERN BLOT, 2011)

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