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I am having herpes. Had unprotected sex during periods. What are the risks of transmitting to partner?

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I just recently had unprotected sex with my boyfriend while on my period. Actually, my period didn't formally start until today, but when my boyfriend and I had sex, it was pre-period type of blood...the kind that gives you notice that you're about to start your period. I have herpes. I was not experiencing an active outbreak. My periods don't trigger any herpes outbreaks. I was just wondering if there is an increase in the risk of transmitting to my boyfriend because of the simple fact that there might have been a small amount of blood involved.
Posted Fri, 31 Aug 2012 in Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 29 minutes later
Thanks for posting your query.
Herpes is transmitted on a direct sexual contact. Coming in contact with blood does not further increase the chances. He is already at risk of contracting the infection.
Direct contact with mucosa is a more effective way of herpes transmission.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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