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Transmission rate for genital HSV-1?

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Hi, I’ve recently found out I was diagnosed with HSV-1 Genitally in May after having unprotected sex with someone who didn’t disclose they had it til afterwards sadly. 

My question is, If I’ve been taking daily suppressive therapy since July. How likely would it be to pass it on to my partner I am now dating if we have unprotected sex?

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With suppressive therapy and no protection, there is a 2% chance of HSV-2 transmission per year (similar risk of getting pregnant while using protection). But since you have HSV-1, that risk will be much lower since the shedding rate is much lower for genital HSV-1 (since it prefers to camp out orally). 

 

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