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how long after sex do you know u have herpies

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If she has herpes...: If a man or a woman already has herpes, he or she may get an outbreak at anytime, before, during, or after sex. These recurrence lesions develop over ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Few days to..: A percentage of people that contract herpes never have an outbreak. Or they may become infected, and experience their first outbreak months or years ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Not always: Even though someone may transmit the herpes virus to you and infect you, you may not have any eruption of skin lesions . Some people have the virus an ... Read More
Dr. Jamil Hussain
59 years experience General Practice
No.: The flare up of herpes is usually unrelated to sex.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fields
35 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unusual if always : Make sure its a herpetic lession. You may need chronic supressive therapy.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
1st herpes outbreak: Genital herpes can occur anywhere from 2 to 12 days after contact with an infected partner, with the average time being 4 days later. Most people (80% ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See an OB/GYN: Or a dermatologist. Without the ability to examine these would only be guessing.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Lesions before nodes: In initial herpes, inlfamed lymph nodes almost always follow the blisters/sores, not before. Otherwise, I don't understand the sequence. Swollen nodes ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
STI: I am not aware of any sexually transmitted diseases that become symptomatic within 24 hours.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Treat + partner: That might work, but what's more effective is for the infected partner to take medications chronically to help prevent transmission to a negative part ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Both should be checked for herpes genitalis as well as other STDs.
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