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A 36-year-old member asked:

How contagious is your herpes after having it for over a year?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Does not change: If you have active open lesions you are never less transmissible than the first time you have it. Men generally transmit this less frequently when asymptomatic than do women who may be vaginally shedding the virus even in the absence of active lesions.

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How is herpes contagious?

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Herpes: Herpes is caught skin to skin. One does not gave to have a herpes sore to be contagious. There is viral shedding at the site infection occurred.
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How contagious is herpes?

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Very: Herpes virus can be shed even when person is asymptomatic, and can occur with very close contact. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links.

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