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A 25-year-old female asked:

Is it possible to tell if a guy has herpes when it's not flared, crater like rings on penis? even on body? and red sore on tip. glad i'm not activelol

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Usually can't tell: Genital herpes could cause a "red sore" on the penis, but not "crater like rings". People with recurrent herpes or with no symptoms have entirely normal appearing genitals. You cannot tell whether someone has herpes by just looking. As previously suggested (I think it was you), the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre would be an excellent choice for personal advice, testing, etc.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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