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Asymptomatic shedder- LATENCY??

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Hi. I got diagnosed earlier this week. I am coming to terms with it. I am really, really confused about something, though. My doctor said that I could have been exposed to HSV2 (which I think he means, have had) for years and only now am experiencing some symptoms. I had a lot of pain but thought I was ovulating or my period was coming. But I got tested because I thought I had chlamydia.

I don't understand how I could have had this for a while, but only now have symptoms.

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Actually 90% of those who have genital herpes do not know because they have never had any symptoms. Most people get this from someone who does not know they have it.

So you could have had it for many years and never known. It is a tricky virus like that.

Come to the Chat Room, there you will find many nice fellow Herpsters who can offer you their support.

Good luck!


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