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How does one get herpes?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sexual contact.

Herpes infections are actually very common.
By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible.

In brief: Sexual contact.

Herpes infections are actually very common.
By the time you are sexually active, there is about a 40% chance that you have been exposed to herpes type 1 or 2. Most people you have herpes will not know it, yet they can transmit it to others. Some people actually get an outbreak and rarely some individuals get frequent outbreaks. Limit your sexual partners to as few as possible.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Dr. Amar Ashraf
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sex or contact

Herpes infection usually acquired by sex, however contact herpes lesion and mother to child infection possible.

In brief: Sex or contact

Herpes infection usually acquired by sex, however contact herpes lesion and mother to child infection possible.
Dr. Amar Ashraf
Dr. Amar Ashraf
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