A 36-year-old member asked:
how contagious is your herpes after having it for over a year?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Does not change: If you have active open lesions you are never less transmissible than the first time you have it. Men generally transmit this less frequently when asymptomatic than do women who may be vaginally shedding the virus even in the absence of active lesions.
Answered on May 1, 2012
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