Hello doctor, I am a 21 years old female. I stay with my boyfriend and am sexually active with him. Recently I found a genital herpes medicine of my boyfriend. I asked more about that to him and he told that he doesn’t has got herpes but is taking the medicine as a precaution and he finds it comfortable when he use this medicine. Can it be so? Will any doctor prescribe this medication as a preventive step if someone is not affected with herpes? My boyfriend agreed that he used to have sex with another girl, about 4 years ago, who died at that time. He was in a doubt that she might have got herpes and went to test it for himself but came back negative. But I am not sure whether he is lying to me or not. Can I get affected with herpes, if he once had it and has got it cured by now. I am really lost and frustrated and am afraid of death. Please help me as soon as possible.