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A 51-year-old male asked:

I had protected vaginal sex with a girl i met, i don't know her sexual history but now i'm worried i could get herpes or something. what's the reality of catching this from this encounter? how long to see symptoms if any??

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
It would be prudent to see your doctor. HPV and HSV are not necessarily prevented by using a condom. An infection with either or even both may not cause any symptoms. Safe sex: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/safer-sex-guidelines
Last updated Sep 9, 2021

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