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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Strange question: Most transmission of herpes occurs when there is no active lesion, often from a person who does not realize they carry it.

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A female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
A week: If you do a blood test you are likely to find that you already have the virus without any diagnostic symptoms. If this is the case you are immune. Cat ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies, but few days: The incubation period varies from 2 to 20 days (depending on the source). Most lesions probably occur between 5-7 days after exposure.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. PRADIP SHAH
40 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: You can take antiviral meds for herpes for prevention and treatment
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
STDs: Herpes one or "herpes simplex" is found in about 75% of humans and is usually transmitted during childhood from other family members. Once you are in ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually 6-8 days: After exposure.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Virus family: Herpes is a family of viruses characterized by small blister-like (vesicles) rash & by staying in the body until triggered again. Most common ones are ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adolfo Fernandez-Obregon
42 years experience Dermatology
Virus infection: Herpes is a family of various viruses that can be responsible for different diseases. Herpes simplex causes the typical cold or fever blister on the l ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A family of viruses: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A family of viruses: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity ... Read More
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