How much does the risk of HSV2 transmission increase with genital to genital intercourse (F+, M-) when there was an open wound on the groin (M)?
I am a GHSV2+ female (10 years positive). I no longer get outbreaks but occasionally have prodrome symptoms when my immune system is weak (after lack of sleep or when I’m run down). I take good care of myself and am on daily antiviral mess.
I recently had intercourse with a GHSV2- male and after sex he said he had 2 cuts on his groin, where one was slightly bleeding.
The wound was not covered by the condom so I’m very worried how that I may have put him at a higher risk for infection.
What cases have you seen where this has led to HSV2 transmission? How much higher is the rate of transmission from this kind of exposure?
If the lesion was on the thigh, I don’t see this as elevating the risk of genital to genital transmission at all. If there were lots of genital secretions in the area of the wound, it may increase it slightly, but not much at all. Are you taking daily antiviral medicine?
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