A 32-year-old male asked:
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i've had herpes for 11 years but have not had a outbreak or sore in almost 10 years. how contagious am i?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You can still: spread the virus without outbreaks.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014
Dr. Margaret Aguwa
47 years experience Family Medicine
You are contagious: With current sores, and unprotected sexual contacts, the possibilities of outbreaks are hightened.
Answered on Jul 11, 2014

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