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Can You have Herpes Without Having Symptoms Or Sores?

Question:

"Can you have herpes even if you don't have symptoms or sores? Can you have herpes if you've never had them before? "

- Anonymous

Response:

Yes you can. Both genital (HSV-2) and oral (HSV-1) herpes can lie dormant for long periods of time, causing individuals carrying herpes to often pass it along unaware they had it in the first place. The herpes simplex virus does not require an active infection to spread and a large amount of herpes infections are only found due to regular health and blood screenings.


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