A 40-year-old member asked:
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can a kidney transplant patient have sex with someone with herpes?

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Dr. Ralph Layman
19 years experience Transplant Surgery
Use a condom: If you do not have the herpes virus already i would be very cautious. I would definately abstain during acute outbreaks and wear a condom at other times. Remember any hing that can make a person sick will make a transplant patient more sick.
Answered on Jul 19, 2016

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Yes: I am unaware of a kidney transplant preventing you from living in specific countries.

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