Hi, thanks for your question. Yes, it is definitely possible. Avoiding sexual contact during outbreaks, using condoms regularly and using suppressive antiviral therapy to reduce outbreaks are strategies that have been shown to reduce the risk of herpes transmission. The usual advice is for the person with herpes is not to have any genital contact until the outbreak has completely cleared up and the skin looks healed. ( although it is known that herpes can be spread through asymptomatic shedding through the intact skin). If a person is experiencing frequent outbreaks, they can take a low dose daily antiviral medication that will suppress any outbreaks and also significantly lower any chance of transmission. To read more more about herpes, please see the updated herpes resource on our website at https://smartsexresource.com/topics/herpes-simplex-virus
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