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Woman has genital herpes outbreak 4 years ago on her mons pubis only. On meds. No outbreak for 2 years. What are chances of me getting it if I have sex with her but never come in contact with that area? Could she have other infected areas?

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: HSV

Viral shedding occurs in 70% of asymptomatic patients( no lesions).

In brief: HSV

Viral shedding occurs in 70% of asymptomatic patients( no lesions).
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Unknown chance

If a person only has herpes lesions on the mons pubis, and nowhere else, there is a small but unknown (nobody can guess the chances) chance of catching herpes from other locations.
A woman can have herpes viruses intermittently in her vulval-vaginal area without having outbreaks... because life is full of uncertainties. It's safest for her to be on medication, and for him to use condoms.

In brief: Unknown chance

If a person only has herpes lesions on the mons pubis, and nowhere else, there is a small but unknown (nobody can guess the chances) chance of catching herpes from other locations.
A woman can have herpes viruses intermittently in her vulval-vaginal area without having outbreaks... because life is full of uncertainties. It's safest for her to be on medication, and for him to use condoms.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Condom will help but may not prevent transmission of infection.
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sorry I

should have noted that WITHOUT AN OUTBREAK SHE IS NOT INFECTIOUS!!!! Hope this helps Dr Z

In brief: Sorry I

should have noted that WITHOUT AN OUTBREAK SHE IS NOT INFECTIOUS!!!! Hope this helps Dr Z
Dr. Richard Zimon
Dr. Richard Zimon
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