In general, women have a higher risk of becoming infected than men. Having other sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV also increases the risk of transmission. In studies with couples where one partner had genital herpes, the other partner became infected within one year in 5 to 10% of the couples.
What are the chances of getting hsv2 from infected partner?
Yes! According to a 2010 study conducted by Emily T. Martin and others, there is a high risk of herpes transmission during protected sex when one of the partners is herpes-positive. The probability reaches 50% to 70%.
Can my partner have HSV 2 and I don t?
For example, as long as you dont have herpes sores on your mouth, you can perform oral sex on your partner, including when you have an outbreak of genital symptoms. But your partner can be infected with herpes even when you dont have symptoms or sores.
Can you be exposed to hsv2 and not get it?
Exposure to HSV is very common. Most people however are unaware that they have been exposed, because theyve never noticed an outbreak. Its not until patients are tested that they learn they have HSV. Many people have been exposed to the virus, but are completely unaware.