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A 18-year-old male asked:

I fear i was exposed to genital herpes 7 months ago. been under so much stress. so far no outbreak in mouth or genitals. is this a good sign?

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Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
Obstetrics & Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes it's a good sign: Herpes may affect you in a variety of ways. There is a simple blood test to tell if you gave been exposed in the past. See your doctor.
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Last updated May 7, 2013

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