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A 32-year-old male asked:

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
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You can still: spread the virus without outbreaks.
Dr. Margaret Aguwa
Family Medicine 48 years experience
You are contagious: With current sores, and unprotected sexual contacts, the possibilities of outbreaks are hightened.

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I mis3periods, but had symps.Went to gyn, he said IV period but stuck.Did curetag.Becos languag, I culdnt undestand why hapnd.Not preg, tak pil2regulate.?

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