I believe I contracted genital Herpes 18 months or so ago. My symptoms were very minor and my local clinic only opens 3 half days per week. As a result i've only ever had one negative swab. So the diagnosis is unconfirmed. I do have positive antibodies but I had cold sores as a young man so I dont think they mean much.
Overall I didn't really take the whole thing seriously until my girlfriend devloped genital Herpes. She's had really bad symptoms. Five bad outbreaks in as many months. She not unreasonabley blames me and this has led directly to the break up of our relationship.
I dont want to do this to any other girlfriend.
My understanding is that condoms arn't that effective at reducing transmission. Indeed I was using condoms everytime when i got infected.
I was considering whether I should take valciclovir every day to reduce my infectivity?
Is this likely to be effective / sensible strategy?