When is genital herpes contagious?

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If you e.g. have an outbreak on the penis or around the vagina, the virus will spread the infection to your partner through physical contact. The risk of getting genital herpes is high if you have sex with a person with an outbreak of herpes. If you have an outbreak of herpes, it is very important to either be able to say; “I have herpes” – or to avoid situations where the possibility of sex could arise. Many find it difficult to tell that they have herpes 2 because it is taboo and is perceived by many as embarrassing and disgusting.

Risk of infection with Herpes Genitalis

Herpes 2 can be a very burdensome disease, so it is important that we are responsible persons and cares for each other. You can easily live a normal life, be in a relationship and have sex and have children even if you have herpes 2. But it is important that you take your precautions to avoid herpes outbreaks and avoid passing on the infection.

You can pass on the infection when you have blisters or sores of herpes. When the blisters have gone and you have scabs on the sores you do pass on the infection anymore.