I was diagnosed with HSV2 in 2016. My primary care physician

I was diagnosed with HSV2 in 2016. My primary care physician told me to take Valtrex when I felt an imminent outbreak. He also said to use protection if I had sex during an outbreak, but it was unlikely to spread without protection if there was no outbreak. I have been with a partner since I was diagnosed and we usually have unprotected sex when there is no outbreak, and she has had no issues. However, on the internet, it suggests it can be spread even without an outbreak. I am looking for clarification. Thanks!

Hi Needle,
No, in order to protect a partner, no sex during an outbreak.

Here are other ways to avoid getting herpes from your partner:
Always use condoms and dental dams during oral, anal, and vaginal sex.
Talk with your partner about taking herpes medicine every day, which can lower their chances of spreading herpes.
Don’t have sex during a herpes outbreak, even with a condom. There may be sores on places the condom doesn’t cover. Wait until the sores are totally gone, and the scabs heal and fall off.

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@CKBlossom, thank you for your response. So, even condoms with no outbreak?