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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Question: possible to have herpes type1 and herpes type2 ?

 amyjcrockett - Fri Sep 26, 2008 3:03 pm

Is it possible to have both herpes type1 and herpes type2 in the gentials? I already have type1 vaginaly and my new partner had type2, do i need to be worried about contracting type2?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:06 pm

User avatar Hello Amyjcrockett,

Yes, it is possible to be infected with both HSV1 and HSV2. Having HSV1 may possibly give some protection against infection with HSV2 but it certainly does not prevent it.

I would recommend you use appropriate protection to help reduce the risk of becoming infected.

Best wishes.

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