Statistical Herpes Question
April 9, 2014 6:50 AM Subscribe
Can you give an estimate of the likelihood of contracting herpes based on this scenario?
posted by mockpuppet to Health & Fitness (10 answers total)
Not looking for opinions, but educated guesstimates would be helpful.
What is the likelihood of a man contracting genital herpes from one evening of vaginal sex with a woman provided he is wearing a condom and she reports no outbreaks in 10 years and is taking daily Valtrex?
I'm pretty sure it's astronomically low. I'm seeing numbers like 2% of men would contract herpes in this situation from a year of sex in a committed relationship. But if someone had some more specific ideas I'd appreciate it.
If you could stick to the question and not have this be a general discussion about herpes, sex, etc that would be great.