How Long Does It Take To Get Genital Herpes After You've Had Sex With Someone Who Had It Already ?

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Asked by peep logan

How Long Does It Take To Get Genital Herpes After You've Had Sex With Someone Who Had It Already ?

How long does it take to get genital herpes after you've had sex with someone who had it already ?

Answer

Hi peep logan,

It's been a few months since you posted your question, and you received great advice from the community members, but I was wondering if you had a diagnosis or treatment update you would like to share. It is correct that you may or may not contract the virus after having sex with someone who is infected.

If you are, or were, worried about contracting the virus, you can have a blood test at your doctor's office. You can then work through treatment options if it comes back positive. Sometimes it can take a few months for the virus to show up.

Here are a few links to articles on our site that might interest you:

Genital Herpes: The Basics

Genital Herpes Symptoms and Tests

Ways Not To Spread Herpes

Understanding Herpes Test Results

Thanks!