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A 27-year-old male asked:

My partner has herpes but says he has never has any symptoms. is it safe for me to receive unprotected oral sex?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
No.: Person with herpes can shed virus (=be infectious) while asymptomatic. Use condoms. For more information, see: http://www.Herpes.Com/transmission.Shtml.

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Last updated May 2, 2013

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