Thursday, August 6, 2009

How long after contact with a person with herpes simplex will it take, before I get symptoms? - HERPES

8 - How long after contact with a person with herpes simplex will it take, before I get symptoms?
It usually takes between two and seven days after contact for the first symptoms to appear, with 4 to 5 days being the most common incubation period. Some people never catch it. Others catch it but show no symptoms. Occasionally it can appear for the first time years after you could have caught it. There is more about transmission in our "Transmission" leaflet – available to members – see