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Before I answer your questions can you tell me exactly how you were diagnosed with genital HSV 1? Also, you are having way more outbreaks than anyone I’ve ever heard of with genital HSV 1 so I’m not sure what is going on there.
1) I am using this approach for sexual activity. The men’s underwear comes with a fly option where it is possible to open only the penis part and cover the complete boxer area. The penis will be covered with condom with underwear on during sexual activity. Do you think this is a better option to stop asymptomatic transmission?
Not really, no.
2) I am not on antivirals as I stopped getting outbreaks. Can I continue without taking antivirals?
You can, of course, but with your frequency of outbreaks, I would probably recommend that you continue.
3) My partner is allergic to Latex condom and lubricants. I am using Polyurethane condoms with coconut oil. Last night, Unfortunately, the condom got broke during sexual activity. I was not having an outbreak and I was not on antivirals. How likely it is possible to transmit HSV to my partner ? . We are planning to wait for next 1 week to see if she shows any symptoms if it has got transmitted.
Normally I would say the risk is very low but with your frequency of recurrences, you are an exception. I hope she continues to not show symptoms. I am assuming she tests negative now for HSV 1?
4) My partner and I stopped indulging in oral sex because of the risk. We are planning to have a baby. She is worried that we cannot have direct sex to conceive. How likely it is possible to transmit the virus without protection ? Should we try other approaches ? Can the semen contain the virus ?
You could ejaculate into a container and insert the semen with a turkey baster. Semen is not a good carrier of HSV 1.
5) In case , if my partner get infected with HSV1 genitally, Can she ever conceive and deliver safely without any harm to baby? Should any other alternatives like surrogacy be considered ?
Most definitely she can conceive and deliver safely! She would go on antivirals at the end of her pregnancy and if no lesions are present, she would deliver vaginally.