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A 30-year-old female asked:

Ex cheated on me in june. got tested for stds in july. found out the girl has hepatitis and herpes. how long does it take to show up? i'm freaking out

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
No need to freak-out: STDs, including herpes and hepatitis B, are transmitted ineffiiciently; that is, most sex with infected people doesn't transmit. Your ex partner should be professionally examined and tested for these and other STDs. If he isn't infected, you couldn't have caught anything. New herpes or hep B often asymptomatic. If symptoms, usual onset 3-10 days for herpes, 4-12 wk for hep B. No risk for hep C.

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