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How soon after sexual contact with someone who has HSV2 will a breakout occur?

  • I had an unprotected encounter in September with someone who has HSV 2. Usually how soon does symptoms of a breakout occur?

    Asked by Anonymous in Herpes Nov 02, 2020
  • Posted on Nov 08, 2020

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    The duration of herpes outbreaks could vary. Outbreaks often occur two days to three weeks after coming in initial contact with the virus. The body of... For detail, click here

  • Posted on Dec 13, 2020


    I have never had any symptoms and was diagnosed by blood test because I wanted to prove to my new love that I was 'clean', Three years ago, I was in a relationship with a gent that tested positive for Herpes 2, so I'm sure that's where I contracted it. Prior to that my tests were all negative.

  • Posted on Nov 17, 2020


    If you have an outbreak, usually a week, but you can have it and have no symptoms. You should get tested, but it will have to be an antibody blood test.

  • Posted on Nov 13, 2020


    Usually men have an outbreak within 2 weeks. Women will as well, but in the beginning mine were so mild that I thought I was scratching myself on accident with acrylic nails, so it is less common for women to realize it as quickly

  • Posted on Nov 08, 2020


    There is no specific time frame. I had not been sexually active for about 2 months before I had my first outbreak, however, some people experience a break out only a few days after the encounter. To be safe, you should get tested right away.

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