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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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How can herpes be treated?

Hi! I have a herpes type 2 and i had bareback sex with my boyfriend, he is undetectable hıv+. I used antiseptic liquid soap after sex. The Question is, Can antiseptic soap help to reduce herpes? and also do we need to use antiseptic soap after sex all the time. Can it prevent me from transmission of any sexual disease? Thank you
Fri, 9 Feb 2018
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Hello! Welcome to HealthcareMagic!

I understand your concern. Herpes is transmitted through direct contact between the contagious area and broken skin (a cut or break) and mucous membrane tissue (such as the mouth or genitals). Herpes can also be transmitted when there are no symptoms present. So I think that even with antibacterial soap there is a highly chance to be infected if you don't use condoms during intercourse.

Hope my answer was helpful.If you have any other question Ill be glad to help.

Thank you for the query.

Take care

Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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