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    9211971 posted:
    I am 38 and in a lesbian relationship and have been with my partner for a little over a year. When we met, we were both looking for a long term monogamous relationship. She told me from the start that she had genital herpes, but has never shown any signs or symptoms. We have always been very careful, but a few months ago I got herpes on my thumb. I am wondering if I can develop subsequent outbreaks other places or if I will always have outbreaks just on my hand? I am also curious if we still have to be extra cautious when having sex since I now have herpes as well?
    Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Dear 9211971,

    I sure can understand you concerns. Unfortunately, we don't have a doctor or a health expert here on this Exchange.

    How about reposting on the STD Exchange with Nurse Terri Warren? If you check out Her Profile , you'll see she has a link posted to a free herpes handbook which might be helpful, too.

    Best wishes to you both,


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