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Answer 3
  1. Condoms are effective in decreasing the transmission of the disease. Condoms, when properly used, are most likely the most effective means of preventing herpes transmission. Viral shedding may occur in the absence of lesions. All lesions, whether crusted or not, may be infectious. Lesions from initial or recurrent episodes of genital herpes are equally prone to transmit the virus. Antiviral suppressive therapy can decrease, but not eliminate, viral shedding.

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