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Hello, this is my first time in joining this site.

I am 51 years old - I have been married for 29 years.

Twenty years ago, my marriage was in trouble and I thought it was over. I had a brief fling (two nights) with an old boyfriend who had been very promiscuous. I got back with my husband who does not know I had this affair.

Ten years after I had this brief affair, I was diagnosed with genital herpes. My husband has absolutely no symptoms and has always been faithful to me. It has not effected our sex life at all - I had outbreaks for the first couple of years but do not get any symptoms now at all. My husband and I don't speak about it. He has not been tested. He did speak to his doctor and his doctor felt that since we would be together for life - that it wasn't a big deal if he had it or not.

My question is - is it possible that the herpes virus sat for 10 years without my knowledge - I have had it now for 9 years - and still my husband has absolutely no symptoms.

Any input anyone has would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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yes as waxed said, it is completely possible ....as well as the fact that your husband may also have this......thousands of people with the disease NEVER show visible symptoms. Also, there is a chance you or he had this before you had that affair...so you did not even get this from the affair guy necesarily. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this virus unfortunately. But yes, it is more common than you think to contract herpes, have it go immediately to hide in your nerve cells without ever showing any symptoms anytime near when you contrcacted it. Then months, weeks, or more often years down the line it finally produces symptoms that are visible, which alert people there is something wrong, although the virus has been living in their body for years without their knowledge. Many people also get symptoms so mild that they would never even attribute or think "herpes" ever. Slight redness, a little itch here and there, a dry patch, a little cut, scrape, dot, rash, or nothing can all be forms of "outbreaks" or periods of time when the virus is active on the skin, which occurs for people who have the virus even without ever having symptoms a certain percentage of time. Your situation is very common so dont feel alone or confused about the scenario.

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