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I just had my first outbreak of herpes a few months ago, I don't know who gave it to me. Is it true that the virus can stay dormit for years before the first outbreak appears?

  • Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Sep 15, 2021
  • Posted on Oct 02, 2021

    Jus**** PREMIUM Photo Verified

    Yes, that's what my doctors told me as well. I'd been in what I presumed to have been a monogamous relationship for approximately 2 years prior to my diagnosis. I just had to accept that I'd never know the truth and move on. That was 1994 (before the internet was even invented) and communities like this didn't exist.

  • Posted on Sep 26, 2021

    Ftl************ PREMIUM Photo Verified

    When I was tested for HSV2 it was because I had an outbreak...but when I did my panel for all stds at the same time it did not show in my antibodies --- what that meant is that it was NEW, takes 4-6 months to show up in your blood. So that would help you know if it was new or if you had it from long ago.

  • Posted on Sep 19, 2021

    Bij**** Photo Verified

    Yes, that is what I have read. You could have contracted it years ago. I am in. your situation as well. Just diagnosed 2 week ago and not sure where mine came from. Was just dating one person for a year. Tough to accept this is my new situation.

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