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I recently slept with a new boyfriend, 2 days later i caught

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I recently slept with a new boyfriend, 2 days later i caught genital herpes which was very severe, it was my first outbreak could i have caught the virus from him? Would he know that he had it? Dont know how to approach him about this
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 2 years ago.
Dr. K. :

Hello, this is Dr K.. Answers are not medical advice and do not constitute a doctor/patient relationship. I look forward to helping you today.

Dr. K. :

The incubation period is 2-12 days

Dr. K. :

You need to have blood work done to test for igm and igg

Dr. K. :

If your igm is positive, this indicates new or recent infection

Dr. K. :

If your igg is positive this indicates past infection or exposure