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I was raped 25 years ago. I have had only 2 outbreaks since

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I was raped 25 years ago. I have had only 2 outbreaks since then. I was tested for std. I was told I have herpes. I have not had an outbreak in 10 yrs. I was with the same partner for 13 years. She does not have it. I am thinking about have a relationship with some one new. Am I still contagious?

Welcome and thank you for the question.

I am sorry to tell you that the herpes virus remains in the body for a lifetime and can flare up from time to time. While you will be more contagious when a flare occurs, you will still be contagious even when there is no flare.

Spread of herpes is very low when there are no blisters or other symptoms but spread can occur at any time.

I hope this helps.
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