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Q: How long does it take to show signs in a women when exposed to herpes

when a women is exposed to herpes how long can it take to see signs? My daughter has found out she has it and is tring to figure out who may have given it to her by tracing back the parteners

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro
5/22/09 9:28am

Hi SK,


The average time for an outbreak after first being exposed to the virus is anywhere between 2-12 days. However, it is estimated that around 60 % of new HSV-2 infections show no symptoms at all. There is a fairly detailed article relating to the symptoms of herpes. This information and more is available in this article called Genital Herpes Symptoms.

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