[Question #4246] sex with partner - herpes - not having outbreak- how likely to become infected

32 months ago
I had unprotected sex with someone who has had herpes for years. He was not having an outbreak at the time. I understand that its possible I could still become infected. But how likely is it after just 1 encounter? Very likely - somewhat likely or not likely?? Really worried. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
32 months ago
I would say very unlikely.  It appears that you are female.If you were having sex twice a week for a year with someone who has genital HSV 2, the odds of becoming infected with 104 encounters per year is about 10%.  You do the math - your chance are very low. If you were going to have symptoms, they would usually show up within 2-10 days.

Terri
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