[Question #932] Herpes Transmission

50 months ago
I understand that a condom is the best safety practice to prevent the transmission of herpes.  

My wife and I were involved in some foreplay and I slightly entered her vagina with my penis but I still had my Underpants on.  I wear Under Armour boxers which have a double layer of material.  There was no skin to skin contact.  I have genital herpes and I found a tiny leasion the next day.

What are the risk of this transmitting to her even though I had on the double layer boxers and there was no skin to skin contact?

Thanks for your help.  
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
50 months ago
I think the chances are zero that you transmitted herpes to your wife under these circumstances. 
Has your wife been tested to determine that she is actually uninfected with HSV already? 

Terri
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50 months ago
She is uninfected.  Thank you for your response!!    That makes me feel much better!!
50 months ago
Terri

If the leasion was present during the interaction even though I didn't notice till the next day, you think we are still safe?

Thanks
50 months ago
Terri

It was also multiple times of entry.  Trying to make sure I didn't leave out any details.  Sorry.

Thanks-r
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
50 months ago
I still don't feel that there is any risk at all in your experience.

Terri
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