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can herpes lay dormant for 40 years?

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While it would be uncommon or atypical, it is possible. There are people who never have an "outbreak," but still carry the virus.

If you suspect a herpes infection, I highly recommend you see your doctor asap. There are meds to help surpress an outbreak, and limit the number of recurrent outbreaks. Also, it's possible that blisters/symptoms you may have may not be herpes. They could be contact dermitits or something akin to that, but the only way to know for sure is to have a doctor examine you. Good luck!

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