My boyfriend has mumps and I had sexual contact with him 2 days before he developed symptoms. Although I have not met him since (its been 8 days today) and have not shown any signs of succumbing in these intervening days, i'm afraid that the safety period is not over. What i'd like to know is that can I relax? Or is there still danger of me contracting the disease?

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replied May 7th, 2004
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i just went to several web sites where it states that you can be contagious about 3-4 days prior to getting mumps. It may take up to 14 days to get the mumps once you have become infected, so it is still possible that you may have contracted it from your boyfriend.
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