Chances of Getting Herpes
What are your odds of getting Herpes? Your odds of contracting Herpes depend on a number of factors.
|Condoms are effective at reducing the transmission of Herpes (HSV2).|
|The risk of your partner being infected affects your risk of contracting Herpes. Your partner needs to have Herpes to pass it on.|
|The type of activity influences your chances of contracting herpes (HSV1 or HSV2). Oral, vaginal and anal sex can all transmit Herpes.|
|Whether or not your partner is having an outbreak influences the risk of getting Herpes. Outbreaks increase the risk significantly.|
|If your partner takes anti-viral medication it can reduce the chances of transmitting Herpes.|
|Whether or not your partner has an active outbreak influences whether it can be transmitted.|
|How frequently you have sexually activity can influence your risk of becoming infected with genital herpes.|
You can assess risk for contracting Herpes and other sexual infections by doing a detailed risk assessment using STD Risk Calculator.