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Forum Name: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
|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||
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.
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