Is it possible to have a herpes exposure but not be infected?

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  • 8 months ago

    Yes. Some people can contract and be carriers, but show no symptoms and have no outbreaks.

  • 9 months ago

    Yes, but its far more common to get the virus and have no symptoms. 

  • Yes it's possible to be exposed to herpes and not get it. Herpes isn't always automatically passed on.

  • 9 months ago

    Yes of course, you are exposed to many things that don’t infect you. Either there isn’t enough virus or it didn’t penetrate to you.

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  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Anything is possible. When dealing with disease and illness, lowering the probability of exposure is the goal, but exposure is no certainty.

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