A 29-year-old female asked:
Have hsv 2 but looks like an outbreak on knee. is this possible? i rarely ever get genital outbreak but get them on my fingers and now looks like knee
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Unlikely: Once a person has contracted HSV it is not likely that they will develop lesions in new sites that were not involved in the primary exposure. Your body develops antibodies that will not allow the virus to infect other sites. There are two strains of HSV and it is possible to contract the second strain at some point. To know for sure would require some lab testing at least.
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Last updated Feb 5, 2015
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