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Herpes No Symptoms For Years
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
How likely is it to contract genital herpes but not have any symptoms for years later? Or do most people develop symptoms soon after?
24 yes old..been with fiance for 5 years..he's not my first should i get a herpes test if him nor I have symptoms?
Herpes testing: The likelihood is very low. When you get pregnant they test for herpes because having herpes during delivery is a risk to the infant. How will it change things for you knowing you have the virus ( once infected it stay for life), you/him could have gotten it years ago as it is intermittant? If your positive and he is not it just may open concerns that will have a negative impact and visa versa. ...Read more
In my teenage years around 5 or 6 yes ago I had alot of sex partners but I don't have any symptoms of herpes as of now...what do I do?
Clarify: So are you worried because you've had herpes in the past? Exposed to herpes in the past but never had symptoms? Don't know if you were exposed and are concerned that you may have been? The best way to deal with your concerns is to have a conversation with your doctor or have live conversation here on HealthTap. More information is needed to completely address your fears. ...Read more
My husband first wife has herpes but he had no symptom or signs. They had divorced for 12 years now. Could my husband got it but not flare up?
Possibly: Asympomatic (no or few/mild symptoms) carriers do exist but since transmission is most likely when an infected person's open sores contact the delicate mucus membrane tissue of another person. It's rarely been known to transfer from a non-symptomatic individual, but he can have a (not perfect) test. Info: http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/testing-asymptomatic-herpes Best! ...Read more
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