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An_252983 posted:
Is there a vaccine for HSV after more than 20 years of not having any outbreaks? I took antivirals after finding out that I had HSV (25 years ago) and now my mom or mother absolutely freak-out if my grandchildren even attempt to drink from my cup or glass. I had not had any problems with it for so long now that I usually forget about it until "His" name comes up, then I think about "it" or whenever my mom and daughter freak-out. Is there still a danger? I never had an oral outbreak, never. Are they misinformed or am I?
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georgiagail responded:
They are.

Most adults carry HSV1 (the kind that causes oral outbreaks), having picked this up in childhood. Most rarely if ever have issues with this.

Your mother and daughter are misinformed regarding this virus. And no, there is no vaccine.

Gail


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