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A 34-year-old female asked:

I was recently diagnosed with genital herpes through a blood test. is it possible that i contracted it orally and only had one breakout in 3 years?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Possible: Please discuss this issue with your doctor at your next visit. God forbid the breakouts become an issue, there is treatment to address that.
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