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During the crusting stage of herpes, its very contagious.But what if the person is taking medication?Still as contagious as it would be if they werent

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice

In brief: Herpes

It sure sounds like you are operating on old information about herpes.
If one has herpes they are always contagious, whether they have a sore or not. The rate of viral shedding, however, is unpredictable and untestable. If you have any viral shedding now your contagiousness will be about 50% reduced if you are on medications.

In brief: Herpes

It sure sounds like you are operating on old information about herpes.
If one has herpes they are always contagious, whether they have a sore or not. The rate of viral shedding, however, is unpredictable and untestable. If you have any viral shedding now your contagiousness will be about 50% reduced if you are on medications.
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