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Q: unprotected sex

if i have unprotected sex with a girl who has herpes and has not had an outbreak in 3 years, will i definately contract herpes??

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro
5/26/09 6:35am

No, not definitely, although as you probably know the chances of transmission do increase as a result of unprotected sex. It helps that the girl in question hasn't had an outbreak, but symptoms can be quite mild. It generally takes between 2-12 days for symptoms to appear - but having said that, you may not get symptoms. I think for your own peace of mind you should be checked out. Even if you do have the infection at least you will have that insight and can use protection when you have sex, thus helping to reduce further transmission.

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part2, Community Member
6/ 5/09 3:12pm

so, they say the most common symptons are physically viewable in the genital area. If you don't see any skin rashes, blisters or etc...2-12 days after having unprotected intercourse with a female who hasnt had an outbreak in a couple years, does that mean you haven't contracted the virus? I don't want to be in denial, but I haven't had any penial discharge, skin rashes or blisters and I just found out from my EX partner that she was diagnosed with genital herpes, but she's been taking daily medication. The sad part is she told me after SHE made agreed to have unprotected sex with me, because she said she had unprotected sex with her last boyfriend and he didn't contract the virus...VERY STUPID! I have been experiencing some itchiness in the area, but I also shave this area. I

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t, Community Member
6/ 6/09 1:33pm

Well it could happen if u continue to have sex with her. If its a one time thing then i highly doubt u would catch herpes. Ive had that happen when i didnt know i had herpes & i slept with 2 guys. Both guys were very lucky neither caugh it from me. They were both in shock when i told them.

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