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If you have unprotected sex while having herpes but not during an outbreak, can you still transmitt it?
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Dr. Patrick Ferry
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes, if for no other reason than not all hepres 'outbreaks' are noticed by the afflicted!

In brief: Yes
Yes, if for no other reason than not all hepres 'outbreaks' are noticed by the afflicted!
Dr. Patrick Ferry
Dr. Patrick Ferry
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Yes
Yes, it is still possible to transmit the virus even when a person does not have an active outbreak.
However it is, of course, much less likely and often occurs prior to an outbreak. Some will describe a tingling or burning sensation in the area where they usually have a lesion develop. If this occurs - abstain!

In brief: Yes
Yes, it is still possible to transmit the virus even when a person does not have an active outbreak.
However it is, of course, much less likely and often occurs prior to an outbreak. Some will describe a tingling or burning sensation in the area where they usually have a lesion develop. If this occurs - abstain!
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
Answer assisted by Justin Fuehrer, Medical Student
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Yes
It is still possible to transmit the virus even if you are not having an outbreak currently.

In brief: Yes
It is still possible to transmit the virus even if you are not having an outbreak currently.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
Answer assisted by Justin Fuehrer, Medical Student
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