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Will A Condom Protect Against Herpes

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Herpes

Please Help Doctor.Is herpes a fairly easy disease to contract while wearing a condom? Hope you can help.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...A condom does provide some protection against Herpes infection. However, the protection depends on using the condom correctly. If a sexual Read more »

Herpes and HIV

I have a protected sexual intercourse with a female, status unknown. However, during that time I... Read more »

Hep C AND SEX

I have Hep C for 32 years and just recently developed ulcerative colitis and an abcess after having... Read more »
Articles
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

Condoms and STDs: Fact Sheet for Public Health Personnel

...Genital Ulcer Diseases and HPV Infections Selected References Introduction Consistent and correct use of male latex condoms can reduce (though not eliminate) the risk of STD transmission. To achieve the maximum protective effect,... 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 »
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If I have herpes and wear a condom ?

Posted by oi812Help, 1 Reply
...written taht males who have herpes and have sex with hiv+ individuals are at great risk. Are they at great risk if they wear a condom? The studies I read said herpes transmission is signifigantly reduced from men to women but not the opposit... Read more »

Co-infection Herpes and HIV

Posted by tphk, 1 Reply
...Hi, I am in China. Male 40yo. I went to a massage parlour and had sex there. I used a condom but I have been infected with herpes (primo infection). I have a lesion on the scrotum. For it looks I was not protected enough, Read more »

How you protect against Herpes?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i guess my question is how do you protect against Herpes? Should you look for soeres? Can you get it from someone who doesn't have sores etc.? I know about HIV but not Read more »

herpes and window period

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...JUST BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HERPES AND I HAVE 2 NEGATIVE ELISAS AT 3AND 8 WEEKS AFTER INCIDENT SEX WITH PRO PART PROTECTED BUT CONDOM FAILED. SO I HAD ALL THE SYMPTOMS. CAN HERPES POSPONE THE DETECTION OF HIV? Read more »