Can I spread gential herpes to my boyfriend if we have unprotected sex when I dont have any sores at the time?
Yes, it’s possible. Herpes is most contagious from the time an outbreak of sores occurs until seven days after sores have completely healed — when not even scabs are visible. However, it’s possible for herpes to be spread even if there has been no recent outbreak.Herpes is spread by touching, kissing, and sexual intercourse — including vaginal, anal, and oral sex. Condoms can reduce the risk of transmitting herpes between outbreaks, but do not fully protect against it. This is because the herpes virus can be transmitted through skin-to-skin contact outside of the area covered by the condom.