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contracting genital herpes if he didnt have an outbreak?

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What are the chances of contracting genital herpes if he didnt have an outbreak and he didn't have a condom and we only had sex for about 20 seconds? Please help. I'm stressing like no other! About 2 moths after that I started having itching in my vagina and that's been the only symptom.. The itching has lasted 4 months now

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replied June 14th, 2012
Sexual Health - Women Answer A35968
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If your partner has genital herpes, he can pass on the infection even while being asymptomatic (without outbreaks). Infected person always remains contagious (risk of infection becomes higher if person is having active outbreak). If there has been exchange of body fluids, you can suspect being infected. Vaginal itching could be due to vaginal infection, dryness, chemical irritation, skin conditions etc. Do not ignore your symptoms. Visit your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for examination and vaginal swab/smear test to look for causative agent. The tests done for antibody detection (for Herpes) can take upto 3 months (as body can take upto 3 months to produce immune response). Get started on appropriate treatment as indicated by examination findings and investigation results. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle. Avoid vaginal douching, use of harsh soap or perfumes in the area. Use loose cotton undergarments and avoid use of tight fitting clothes. Avoid sweat accumulation in the area. If infective cause is detected, and if you are sexually active, get your partner also treated simultaneously to prevent chances of re-infection, and avoid having intercourse while being on treatment.
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