I am free of herpes and am considering a long term relationship with a man who is HSV2 positive asymptomatic. Can I really expect to stay herpes free is we're safe?

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    People who carry the genital herpes virus but have no visible symptoms -- and may not even be aware they're infected -- are still capable of spreading the virus about 10% of the time, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
    An estimated 16% of U.S. adults are infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2), which can cause bumps, blisters, or sores on the genitals and surrounding areas, along with pain and itching.
    But only about 10% to 25% of these people know they carry the virus. While some infected people have frequent outbreaks, most never have symptoms and others have just one or two flare-ups.
    Previous research has shown that people infected with HSV-2 can pass the virus to someone else through genital contact even if they don't have symptoms.

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