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Genital Herpes: How can I protect myself or my sexual partner?

If you have early signs of a herpes outbreak or visible sores, you should not have sexual intercourse or oral sex until the signs are gone and/or the sores have healed completely. Between outbreaks, using condoms during sexual intercourse may offer some protection from the virus. 

Genital Herpes FAQS Table of Contents

Reprinted from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

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