I have had occasional intercourse with someone who has herpes
Testing for Herpes 2 is suggested when there is a risk.
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As far as Herpes is concerned, the condom does not offer a high degree of protection.
HSV shedding can occur during the absence of manifestations also especially prior and after an episode for a week or 10 days.
Symptoms in women sometimes were not obvious because of the anatomical nature.
Moreover, if you get anything in future you may not be sure about the source.
So it is better to have a screening for HSV 2 also.