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Can you get genital herpes from someone with hsv-1 even if they don't have a cold sore?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Asymptomatic Shed

Asymptomatic shedding refers to ability of some viruses to be present and transmissible without causing symptoms.
Most studies suggest that 70% of herpes is transmitted by asymptomatic shedding of the herpes virus.

In brief: Asymptomatic Shed

Asymptomatic shedding refers to ability of some viruses to be present and transmissible without causing symptoms.
Most studies suggest that 70% of herpes is transmitted by asymptomatic shedding of the herpes virus.
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