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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have not had sex in 15m. past 2m i have been homeless, poor personal hygiene due to living in car and depression. i have a scab on clitoris, no other sores or patches. doc says its herpes. no outbreaks ever other than this scab. confused :?

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Dr. Steven Simon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
If the diagnosis is correct, herpes lives in the body, once you have had it, and can reinfect months or years later, typically when poor health conditions lower immunity or the body is stressed, and it seems you fit both descriptions, unfortunately. Please contact local social services programs for assistance in housing, food, medical treatments. These safety nets can be life savers!
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