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A 46-year-old female asked:

I have hsv2 my bf has genital hsv1 we are both on valtrex (valacyclovir). if we have unprotected sex and we get the other hsv would we have initial outbreaks again?

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Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possible: It is possible for you to acquire hsv-1 from your boyfriend, but genital outbreaks tend to be less severe than with hsv-2. Have you had type-specific hsv antibody testing (a blood test) to see if you have already been exposed to hsv-1?

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Last updated Mar 20, 2015

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