Can You Get Herpes If You Use A Condom

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Receive Oral Sex w/ condom but have herpes ulcer

I thought this question could be relevant for this panel so here goes. About 1 month ago, I receive oral sex from a female sex worker where she put the condom on w/ her mouth. At this time, I had a genital herpes ulcer on the foreskin on my penis....
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...As long as the condom was intact, you should not be concerned with HIV transmission. However, condoms are not completely effective in preventing the transmission of the herpes virus and you may have put the sex worker at risk.DR Read more »

Herpes Screening and HIV Risks

Hi Doctor Bob,I recently went to a campus health clinic, my personal physician, and Planned... Read more »

Herpes

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Offer Partial Protection Against Herpes

...according to Dr. Emily T. Martin of Children's Hospital Research Institute and the University of Washington-Seattle. Though condoms' effectiveness in stopping the spread of HIV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and others STDs is well-established, Martin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Condoms Protect Against Genital Herpes

... In a new study of more than 1,800 adults at high risk of genital herpes, those who reported usually using condoms were one-quarter less likely to test positive for herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) than those who did not. According to lead Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Condoms Reduce Women's Risk of Contracting Herpes

...A new study confirmed that condoms significantly reduce women's risk of contracting genital herpes, but they may not be as effective in protecting men. One theory Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...people who know they are infected with HSV may not realize they can transmit the infection even without an open herpes sore. Condoms can reduce the rate of HSV transmission. However, they cannot prevent it. HSV infections can be transmitted to... Read more »
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