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So I’ve been doing a lot of research since finding out I’ve been diagnosed with this, and there’s are a few questions I havnt really seen answered, and just want to educate myself.

how soon after contracting the virus, are you able to then transmit it to someone else?  Like for example, say an infected female has sex with an uninfected male, Then the next day, That previously uninfected male (but now he has contracted the virus) has sex with someone else the next day (not knowing he has herpes because he hasn’t had symptoms yet) . Would that be too soon for the male to then pass it on to the next female? Does the virus need time to incubate or does it start shedding right away? 


Also, no one has been able to really give me a clear definition of what the time peramiter is hat consideres an infection old or new.

and final question, I’m kinda mixed up on the way false positives or negatives go. MY doctor told me that a false negative is impossible, but I’m seeming to find a lot of stuff that says that’s not true. 


Sorry im asking so many questions. It’s just all so new to me and I want to be as well informed as possible 

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If infected, a person is capable of infecting someone else pretty much immediately, certainly from the point when the sores first start to emerge. 

There is probably a small window of a period of a few days from the point of infection when infectiousness could be really low, but no sure thing.

Either way, what has happened has happened (and what has not, has not). Try not to spin your mind too far down possibilities; a few of which do not exist in reality. Strike the ball that is pitched at you, that’s the only ball that matters and you watch it like a hawk.

In other words you need to await to see the results of your herpes test before deciding upon next actions. Type may be a factor in how to approach this. 

Edited by WilsoInAus

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