Is it true that you can have hsv 1/2 and not know until year

Is it true that you can have hsv 1/2 and not know until years later?

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May 3

plain and simple, yes!
OR you have symptoms but are uneducated about HSV and pass off those symptoms for something else.

May 4

@ynost94. Yes, I went, I believe, over 15 years without knowing I had HSV2. I did get tested for stds about 10 years into that, but found out after my diagnosis that I was not tested for HSV. I don't know for sure when and how I picked it up so I don't know exactly how long but I was told by a nurse, with the doctor there, that I could have gotten it as a teen and it can be dormant for many years. I hope that helps.

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