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If my partner had a genital herpes breakout and i gave her oral sex how long would it take for me to show symptoms on my mouth area?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
It all depends...: It is all up to your immune system. Many people get to resist the virus and don't get infected even when they came in contact with it, others carry the virus with no symptoms for a long time( even years), and others can develop symptoms few days later after contact( 3-6 days).
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Within 2 weeks,: The incubation period for Herpes can be anywhere from 4 - 14 days. Pl get yourself screened for STD now for your baseline, initial status and repeat them in about 4 wks for any conversion to get properly treated, as needed.
Last updated Dec 21, 2019

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