Jan 27, · Do not have vaginal, anal, or oral sex — even with a condom. Wait until seven days after the sore heals. The virus can spread from sores not covered by the condom. It can also spread in sweat or vaginal fluids to places the condom doesn’t cover. 2. Use condoms between outbreaks to reduce the risk of transmission. 3. Use herpes treatments. Jan 15, · Here are other ways to avoid getting herpes from your partner: Always use condoms and dental dams during oral, anal, and vaginal sex. Talk with your partner about taking herpes medicine every day, which can lower their chances of spreading herpes. Don’t have sex during a herpes outbreak, even with a condom. There may be sores on places the condom Author: Attia Taylor.
Dec 18, · When we are diagnosed and told that we have herpes we automatically think that we’re going to be forced to use condoms for the rest of our lives, even when we’re married. Yuck! And this is not true. Yes, condoms are great! They do a great job at preventing pregnancy and they do an okay job at preventing the transmission of herpes. Herpes transmission: Even without a condom, your risk was about 1 chance in a thousand. (Many partners of spouses with genital herpes never catch it.) (Many partners of spouses with genital herpes never catch it.).