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Hey quick question

If someone has HSV2 and it transfer say to a different part of there body.  When they have an O.B will it all of the infected areas flare up or just some ?  I know this is a silly question but just curious.

 

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The amazing thing about the immune response to HSV-2 is the complete or near complete immunity to being infected elsewhere on the body. HSV-2 is a very poor traveller away from the genital area, its tuning is way out. 

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I find the area I've had the most outbreaks is the one that will flare up most of the time. I've only ever had 2 separate lesion locations at the same time a handful of times (chest and finger, mouth and palm) but have had it where one lesion is on the side of my index finger and the other on the top ball of my palm. 

- had herpes since birth, both type 1 and 2, but not genitally. 

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On 8/10/2017 at 2:21 AM, tuckysmommy said:

I find the area I've had the most outbreaks is the one that will flare up most of the time. I've only ever had 2 separate lesion locations at the same time a handful of times (chest and finger, mouth and palm) but have had it where one lesion is on the side of my index finger and the other on the top ball of my palm. 

- had herpes since birth, both type 1 and 2, but not genitally. 

 Interesting. I think your situation is different than most of us since you didnt contract it in the genital region. Usually HSV-2 has outbreaks at the location of contraction (or close to it). Since you were born with it, this doesn't apply to you. 

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