Sorry, I meant to add*
How is this, if it is, “very rare” different from say someone who had mono in the past and still has ebv and there have been cases of asymptomatic shedding documented at some point in the literature.
Or similarly, of varicella.
Thank you so much.
Hi Terri – Thank you for your thoughtful response.
Yes the partner’s status was confirmed with antibody testing (also after a period of no physical contact).
When we say transmission given at most shedding 4 days/year with the use of condoms and valtrex would be very rare, how should we interpret that? Do we have a number or % that it would be at least better than xyz%?
If I’ve never had any symptoms orally, should I worry about oral shedding?