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A 19-year-old male asked:

is it possible to contract herpes and have an outbreak within 24 hours of having sex?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Herpes: Absolutely not. No.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: An outbreak of herpes 24 hours after exposure is certainly possible. Painful red blisters is a good reason to see your doctor immediately. Treatments for herpes work best if started early (within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.).

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A 20-year-old member asked:

What happens if u have sex with a condone during a herpes outbreak?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Sex with condom on: You mean you use a condom while having sex.If you are having an outbreak of herpes, the best is no sex, as there is little chance of condom breakind or getting infected during foreplay.But if you have to have sex then judicious use of condom, no aral sex, careful foreplay will prevent transmission of the virus.

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