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A 30-year-old male asked:

if i was exposed to herpes, how long would it take for symptoms to show up? i am a little worried about my last encounter with a woman.

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Dr. Raj Syal
Dr. Raj Syalanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Usually 7-14 days: It can take sometimes take longer.

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Last updated Oct 6, 2017

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