A member asked:

My doctor told me i have a very mild case of hsv2, but i can never tell if i am having an outbreak. two red bumps appeared on my vaginal lips.

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Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Herpes: I am not sure of the language you ascribe to your physician, but one either has herpes or one does not have herpes. There is no such thing as a 'mild' infection. New studies have now taught us that 90% of those with herpes type two never have outbreaks. But, contagiousness, a concept known as 'viral shedding' can occur whether one has sores or not.

Answered 6/28/2015



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