• jenniefriendly jenniefriendly
    April 20, 2009
    How long does a genital herpes patient live?
    jenniefriendly jenniefriendly
    April 20, 2009

    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?

    Thank you

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  • Jerry Kennard
    Health Pro
    April 25, 2009
    Jerry Kennard
    Health Pro
    April 20, 2009

    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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