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potty100
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Jun-07-12, 11:08 AM (CST)
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"confused"
 
   Never had an outbreak, but my tests returned positive. Not type specific and no details. Just a general positive. My question is: is it possible that I am contagious even though I never had an outbreak? In other words, do you only become contagious when you have had an outbreak (I know about viral shedding. I am not talking about being less contagious in the absence of a sore, I am talking about actually NOT being contagious at all, as I NEVER had a sore).
In contrast, does having the antibodies in the blood mean that I am potentially contagious?


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muffinadmin
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1. "RE: confused"
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If you can, try to get a copy of your results and post them here.

People who don't get sores shed just as frequenntly as people who don't get sores. Shedding doesn't occur 100% of the time...for ghsv2 I believe shedding is like 15%. It's during these times that transmission can occur.

If you have antibodies, then you have herpes and at times you are contagious.

muffin ~ GHSV1 since 1986

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