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I jut need to know how long it takes for the herpes virus to

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I jut need to know how long it takes for the herpes virus to show up after a sexual encounter? I do not have it myself.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.

RickMD :

I am online and happy to help you with your question today.

RickMD :

Genital herpes (HSV type 2) does not progress to clinical outbreak in everyone who is exposed/infected.

RickMD :

In the cases where clinical outbreak does occur symptoms usually come out 2 to 20 days (but usually within a week) after the exposure from sex.

RickMD :

Does this make sense to you?

Customer:

Can it stay dormant for 1 or 2 years

RickMD :

Herpes, once you are infected, stays dormant in your spinal canal for the rest of your life. So, the answer to your question is Yes.

RickMD :

Outbreaks come and go at unpredictable times for the lifetime of the patient.

Customer:

that is the first good answer so far, it causes me some distress but I needed to get the proper answer

RickMD :

Glad I could be of assistance :-)

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Customer:

Thank you John McArthur

RickMD :

You are welcome, John

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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I am still concerned about a few things where this virus is concerned as to how do I protect myself as well as my friend.
I do not have the virus but she say's she does have it.

Quite a quandary.
John

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