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My partner has genital herpes. What are some questions to ask my doctor?

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If your partner has genital herpes, you could ask your doctor:

  • If I’ve been infected, how long would it take for the virus to show up in tests?
  • Should I be tested for other sexually transmitted diseases?
  • How can we cut infection risk?
  • How often should I be tested?
  • What symptoms should I watch for?
  • Can I still plan to have children with my partner?
  • What can I do to help my partner manage the condition?
  • Can you recommend a support group or a counselor to help me?

SOURCES:  The Center for Disease Prevention and Control, "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2002": pp 12-18. Terri Warren, RN, Westover Heights Clinic, Portland, Ore.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 11, 2018

SOURCES:  The Center for Disease Prevention and Control, "Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2002": pp 12-18. Terri Warren, RN, Westover Heights Clinic, Portland, Ore.

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on September 11, 2018

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