Mods feel free to move this to the appropriate section of the forum.
I recently found out that a woman I thought very highly of and am very attracted to has HSV1 and HSV2.
So quickly, as a note to the rest of the community: Beauty, intelligence, and other positive attributes don't shield against STD's. It can happen to anyone. It has nothing to do with promiscuity, character, or whatever. Every time you have sex [outsite of a monogamous relationship] you take a chance. And some of us are luckier than others. Never assume it is safe to eat that pussy without a dental dam or fuck her without a condom because she is a classy girl.
Edit: Also, never assume it is safe to let her (or him) perform oral sex on you without a condom. If your partner has oral herpes, you can end up with genital herpes.
Now back to my question: What are the chances of herpes transmission? More specifically, what is the risk of transmission when the infected female partner takes Valtrex, is not in the the middle of an outbreak, and I use a condom?
I am 100% clean, and I would like to stay that way.
I have checked https://www.cdc.gov/ , https://www.drugs.com/valtrex.html , and a slew of other STD websites, but I cannot find numbers. I want statistics. Can you guys help?
For example, here is a question with a clear numeric answer: What are the chances of getting pregnant while using a latex condom and using the pill?
My box of Trojan latex condoms say 2 out of 100 women will get pregnant when using condoms correctly every time they are used. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/le...h-control-pill says that 1 out of 100 women will get pregnant when taking the pill correctly. Thus the answer is 0.02 * 0.01 = 0.0002, which is 0.02%, which is 2 times out of every 10,000 acts of intercourse.