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I have had occasional intercourse with someone who has herpes

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Question: I have had occasional intercourse with someone who has herpes 2. We have always used condoms, and never had intercourse during an outbreak. in 10 years, I have had no symptoms. what is the likelihood that I have it?Do I still need to get tested if I'm moving on to a new partner?
                                                       
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding herpes simplex virus

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Genital Herpes (HSV 2) can still be transmitted despite protected sex and without a clinical episode though the risk is very less. So kindly get tested for this.

Hope I have answered your query.
Let me know if you need any more assistance.

Regards

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Brief Answer: Regarding herpes simplex virus Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Genital Herpes (HSV 2) can still be transmitted despite protected sex and without a clinical episode though the risk is very less. So kindly get tested for this. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance. Regards