Symptoms can look like other conditions, or there may be no symptoms at all. Other body fluids, like saliva, sweat or urine, do not contain enough of the virus to infect another person. As for the itching all over your body, that is probably anxiety. It generally takes more than simple contact to spread a genital herpes infection. A pooled analysis of the effect of condoms in preventing HSV-2 acquisition. And that same Glow survey found that pulling out was the third most popular form of birth control—more than an IUD! Rather learn how to make your fingers dance a ballet on her genitals, it can be great for her and nobody ever gets Herpes of the finger.
To address this issue, we performed a large pooled analysis. Similarly, if you have genital herpes and have vaginal or anal intercourse, you can transfer the virus from you genitals to your partner’s. Six studies were identified through a review of publications through 2007: 3 candidate HSV-2 vaccine studies, an HSV-2 drug study, an observational sexually transmitted infection (STI) incidence study, and a behavioral STI intervention study. Study investigators provided us individual-level data to perform a pooled analysis. Daily suppressive therapy is known to reduce both the frequency of outbreaks as well as the frequency of asymptomatic shedding (ie the random periods where the virus can be active and contagious even without symptoms). RESULTS: A total of 5384 HSV-2-negative people at baseline contributed 2 040 894 follow-up days; 415 persons acquired laboratory-documented HSV-2 during follow-up. Not too bad, right?
Risk for HSV-2 acquisition increased steadily and significantly with each unprotected sex act (HR, 1.16; 95% CI, 1.08-1.25) (P < .001). Condom effectiveness did not vary by gender. And while I’m not an expert in herpes, per se, I do know a number of people who have it, and continue to lead rich, happy, limitless dating lives. Although the magnitude of protection was not as large as has been observed with other STIs, we found that condoms offer moderate protection against HSV-2 acquisition in men and women.