About 6 months ago my husband broke out in sores in his pubic region. They were not clusters and it was wide spread but very painful. He went to the doctor and the doctor told him it was a yeast infection. The sores went away and we went back to life as normal. Now he has had another outbreak, and this time there was no doubt that it was genital herpes. I do not have it. Now I'm not concerned with cheating, I don't need answers for where it came from, and I'm not angry, after all there's nothing anger can fix. I just need some advice. What can I do to make sure I don't get genital herpes, or it is completely inevitable that I'll get it. We have 2 children together and have been trying for a third for close to a year. Is there anything that I should know pertaining to herpes and conceiving? I understand the risks of having herpes during pregnancy, but I don't know anything about preventing herpes and pregnancy.
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