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Are herpes blisters on my butt necessarily a life sentence?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Yes and No

Once you have the varicella-zoster virus, like other herpes viruses it stays in your body for life.
One episode of zoster does not mean that you are doomed to multiple episodes, but there is always the potential for recurrence. There is evidence to suggest that this frequency of recurrence can be mitigated through use of the vz vaccine.

In brief: Yes and No

Once you have the varicella-zoster virus, like other herpes viruses it stays in your body for life.
One episode of zoster does not mean that you are doomed to multiple episodes, but there is always the potential for recurrence. There is evidence to suggest that this frequency of recurrence can be mitigated through use of the vz vaccine.
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