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Q: How long does a genital herpes patient live?

Hello, my name is Jennie. I am 30 years old and I am a genital herpes patient. I have a question. How long does a genital herpes patient live?

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro
4/25/09 10:52am

Hi,

 

To my knowledge (I'm not a medical doctor), there is no evidence that having genital herpes per se has any effect on lifespan. However, there is fairly compelling evidence that having HSV leaves a person more vulnerable to other sexually transmitted diseases - including HIV/AIDS.

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