So I’ve recently learned that HSV 2 goes through shedding which I didn’t know prior to this. I’m one of the few lucky people who do not experience that many sores frequently but I do have HSV2. The shedding concept confused and scared me. I know you can still spread the virus while not having any visible symptoms like sores. My concern is for my partner. He’s uninfected but I am. I just recently told him since we wanted to become sexually active. When the HSV2 virus shed is it still only contagious through genitial secretions or how can I spread it when I’m shedding? So I know how to go about this safely. I understand a condom doesn’t cover everything but does the risk of spreading it even with a condom come from the fact that if there was a cut somewhere near his genitals my genital secretion could touch the area an potentially infect him? I want to have my facts straight so I can explain to my partner exactly what we need to do.
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