A 30-year-old female asked:
how common is it for a woman to contract genital herpes but have no symptoms until years later?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf answered
22 years experience Gynecology
Possible: Statistically one out of three people have the herpes virus. Not everyone develops lesions. It is very difficult to determine when someone has contracted the virus.
Answered on Apr 27, 2016
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan answered
56 years experience Dermatology
Very common: Many people carry this virus for years without knowing it. Many of them have recurring symptoms which are not recognized. At least 25% of them have recurring herpes on the buttock or back. Why do you ask? What are the DETAILS?
Answered on Jun 23, 2018
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