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Hello, I had a question about genital herpes is it possible to get a first outbreak months later after exposure? I even was doing all the things your not suppose to do to avoid a outbreak, with nothing showing up until months later. Has anyone else had this or are most cases just the 2 to 12 days?
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Posted on May 04, 2018
You can get a first outbreak years after initial exposure or possibly even never at all. A strong immune system and/or previous antibodies can potentially suppress a full-blown primary. Did you keep exposing yourself or was it just the one time? Have you already had mono or hsv1? Previous exposure to any of several herpes viruses and even to hpv would provide some immunity. It's also possible you already had it and the recent exposure tipped your immune system past its ability to suppress an outbreak or that this exposure was to a strain with a stronger histamine response in the skin.