A 25-year-old male asked:
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i contracted hsv2 but i was wearing a condom, that means that the shaft of my penis & my seminal fluids are herpes free & only is in the skin around?

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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes Two: In studies about herpes the infection for herpes two is found from the belly button to the thigh in 95% of the cases. 90% of the infections never result in sores, but the patients infected still shed virus and can be contagious. It is very difficult to blame one sexual encounter for hsv 2 without a previously negative test and a new igm antibody test after the encounter.
Answered on Apr 14, 2016
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