Study: Asymptomatic patients can spread herpes virus

04/12/2011 | TIME (subscription required)

Data on 498 people with herpes simplex virus type 2 indicate that those who had experienced symptoms of genital herpes had the ability to pass the virus 20.1% of the time. Participants who had been asymptomatic were infectious only 10.2% of the time, but 84% of that window was when they didn't exhibit any symptoms, the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found.

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