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Question: I am a 32 year old female i have a 4 month old daughter whom i am exclusively breastfeeding. I have herpes 1 virus i have had it since i was young. My boyfriend had an affair and was just diagnosed with Genital herpes can we still have sex? does this pose risk to our baby?
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Herpes simplex 1 or 2 is not risky for the baby.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I understand your concern.

Herpes simplex 1 or 2 is not risky for the baby.

It does not pass on the baby through breastfeed.

If you use a condom during intercourse with your husband the risk of transmitting herpes simplex 2 is lower.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Brief Answer: Herpes simplex 1 or 2 is not risky for the baby. Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I understand your concern. Herpes simplex 1 or 2 is not risky for the baby. It does not pass on the baby through breastfeed. If you use a condom during intercourse with your husband the risk of transmitting herpes simplex 2 is lower. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.