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Will I get genital herpes more often from a partner who has bad outbreaks?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Unclear

If you are asking whether your outbreaks will be more frequent because your partner's episodes are, the answer is not likely.
The frequency of outbreaks appears to be primarily related to your own immune system. Once you get this virus it stays in your body the rest of your life, making its appearance periodically for reasons which are not always clear, but often involve stress.

In brief: Unclear

If you are asking whether your outbreaks will be more frequent because your partner's episodes are, the answer is not likely.
The frequency of outbreaks appears to be primarily related to your own immune system. Once you get this virus it stays in your body the rest of your life, making its appearance periodically for reasons which are not always clear, but often involve stress.
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