Question: Can you have HSV-2 and never have an outbreak?

Symptoms of HSV are often short-lived and mild. Many people who test positive for herpes antibodies have no symptoms; often, they cant recall even a single outbreak.

How long can you have HSV 2 without symptoms?

In some cases, a person with herpes may not experience any symptoms of the virus for many years. In other cases, the first symptoms can appear around 2–10 days after a person contracts the virus. The first outbreak of herpes can last for around 2–4 weeks .

How long does it take to develop HSV 2 antibodies?

The time it takes for your body to produce antibodies after exposure to HSV is known as the incubation period. The incubation period for both oral and genital herpes is 2 to 12 days.

Can a woman give a man HSV 2?

HSV2 is a sexually transmitted virus that causes sores and blisters known as herpes lesions. In order to acquire HSV2, there has to be skin-to-skin contact between a person with the herpes virus and a partner. HSV2 is not transmitted through semen.

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