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I’m 36 weeks pregnant and just got a herpes outbreak! Will my baby be OK?

I’ve had genital herpes for three years with few outbreaks. Now I’m 36-weeks pregnant and have an outbreak for the first time in more than a year! Is it possible to have a safe pregnancy and delivery?

I have genital herpes...will I be able to have a family some day?

I’m infected with genital herpes. I used acyclovir to prevent the outbreaks. I know this virus is inside of me and I thought my immune system should fight against it. So I stopped using drugs...and now when the blisters appear, they don't spread on my skin anymore and they heal faster than before. I am a 29-year-old male and I am planning to marry someday and have kids, but I don't want to infect anyone. I am really depressed and feeling like I ruined my whole life. What are my options?

I have genital herpes...will I be able to get pregnant and have a healthy baby?

I recently found out that I am positive for genital herpes. I had little tiny bumps on my vulva that the doctor identified as symptoms of herpes; her diagnosis was confirmed with a blood test. Can I conceive a healthy baby with a partner who also has the herpes virus?

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