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How is HSV-2 contracted?

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Posted on Mon, 7 Dec 2015
Question: how long does it take for a HSV2 to appear after a sexual encounter ?
I have the HSV1, I'd had cold sores from childhood, until mid 30's
My X husband is saying that I gave him HVS2 (diagnosed 11-13-2015) Our last sexual encounter was 6-29-2015. Could I have given it to him ? I haven't had any "symptoms or outbreaks of a cold sore for 20+ years
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely for you to give him infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
No it is unlikely that you gave him the infection but in case he is still suspicious then you can get yourself tested for HSV 2 and absence of viral infection in your secretions will give you concrete evidence.
All the best.
Regards
Dr Manisha
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How is HSV-2 contracted?

Brief Answer: Unlikely for you to give him infection Detailed Answer: Hello mam, thanks for trusting health care magic. No it is unlikely that you gave him the infection but in case he is still suspicious then you can get yourself tested for HSV 2 and absence of viral infection in your secretions will give you concrete evidence. All the best. Regards Dr Manisha