If Someone With Herpes Has No Sores, Can It Still Be Passed On?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswers-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.teen, teens, std, sti, stds, stis, sores, blister, blisters, infect, infection, sex, sexually, transmitted, give someone herpes, partners, sexually active, venereal diseases, sex infections, genital ulcers, genital sores, sores on genital, herpees, herpes, hsv, hsv 1, hsv 2, herpes simplex, herpes virus, hurpes, hurpees, sexually transmitted diseases, sexually transmitted infections, get tested, safe sex, condoms, using condoms, transmit herpes, herpes sores, sores on vagina, vaginal sores, sores on penis, tingling, tingling feeling, prodome, simplex, outbreaks, out breaks, herpes outbreaks04/20/201011/05/201811/05/2018Amy W. Anzilotti, MD11/01/201858e15ff4-4d24-4270-a500-cb8dcfd97cb4https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/transmit-hsv.html/<p><em>If someone has herpes but no sores, can it still be passed on to another person?<br /> – Spence*<br /></em></p> <p>Yes. Even when no sores are present, the herpes virus is still active in the body and can spread to others.</p> <p>If you or your partner has <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std-herpes.html/">herpes</a>, reduce the risk of spread by:</p> <ul> <li>using a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">condom</a> every time you have sex (vaginal, oral, or anal). The herpes virus can live outside of the area that a condom covers, though, so a condom may not always prevent the spread.</li> <li>avoiding sex during outbreaks (herpes is much more likely to spread during outbreaks)</li> <li>making sure the infected person takes antiviral medicine every day as prescribed by the health care provider</li> </ul> <p>The only way to completely prevent herpes and other <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">STDs</a> (sexually transmitted diseases) is to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/abstinence.html/">not have sex</a> (oral, vaginal, or anal).</p> <ul> <li><em style="font-size: 1em;">*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></li> </ul>
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