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how long does it take for herpes to show up? can i die from it eventually?

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: 90% of those infected with herpes never get a sore. So it can be forever. But, the blood test for herpes should turn positive three to six months after exposure. No. Herpes is not life threatening.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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