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If you contract genital herpes, how long does it usually take for symptoms to show?

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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Some 2-10 days...

Exposure to STD does not mean contracting it; contracting it does not mean developing its symptoms.
This fact reflects personal integrity of 2 lines of protection, i.e., external natural barrier-skin & mucosa and internal humoral immune defense. The usually timing for genital herpes to manifest is about 2-10 days after exposure.

In brief: Some 2-10 days...

Exposure to STD does not mean contracting it; contracting it does not mean developing its symptoms.
This fact reflects personal integrity of 2 lines of protection, i.e., external natural barrier-skin & mucosa and internal humoral immune defense. The usually timing for genital herpes to manifest is about 2-10 days after exposure.
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