When a person is not experiencing an outbreak, there is a 4-10% chance of transmitting it.(Depending mostly on genders.) Because of the nature of male and female genitalia, it is easier for herpes to be transmitted to a woman by a man than vice-versa.For some this may be stating the obvious, but let me first say that you should always tell your partner if you have herpes, even if you have no symptoms. And for sex with herpes to be its most fulfilling and safe, I recommend that you have it in the context of a mutually monogamous relationship, as does the CDC.
It is possible, but rare, since HSV-2 doesn’t like the oral environment.
In fact, only 3% of oral herpes outbreaks are from HSV-2. If you and your partner have the same type of herpes, you have more freedom than a couple not trying to infect one partner.
Acyclovir is cheaper, but requires you to take more capsules at a time.
With Valtrex, you only need to take one pill a day for the purpose of suppressive therapy.
One of the encouraging things about genital herpes (HSV-2) is that it’s still possible to have a rich and fulfilling sex life.