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How easy is it to contract genital herpes on first encounter?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: What are u asking?

If you are asking whether you can get genital herpes the first time you have sex, the answer is yes.
If you are asking how easy it is to get genital herpes from somebody the first time you have had sex with them specifically, the answer is also yes. Protect yourself. Herpes simplex is among the less dangerous things you can get from unprotected sex. Also, get tested for other stds.

In brief: What are u asking?

If you are asking whether you can get genital herpes the first time you have sex, the answer is yes.
If you are asking how easy it is to get genital herpes from somebody the first time you have had sex with them specifically, the answer is also yes. Protect yourself. Herpes simplex is among the less dangerous things you can get from unprotected sex. Also, get tested for other stds.
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