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I was diagnosed with herpes about 12 years ago..... had one

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Hi there.
I was diagnosed with herpes about 12 years ago..... had one outbreak and it never ever returned. I forgot that I had it because I have not had anything ever since.
I am in a relationship now and my partner wants to have kids one day. I recently got tested to see if I was actually diagnosed properly 12 years ago and yes..... I have the antibodies still bUT have had no symptoms whatsoever.
Is this something I have to worry about? The person that gave it to me.... didn't even know he had it..... he is married and has two kids now.
Any Inight? ??
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 4 months ago.


You probably have suppressed the virus completely.

There is no way to be 100% sure, as the virus can shed without an outbreak.

So there is always a low risk.

Most people, in fact, do not express the virus over time.

Can he still get it. Yes, even if low risk.

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