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Is it possible to have herpes and not know it?

I’m a 21-year-old woman. I'm. About six months ago, I found out that I have genital herpes. The only person I could have contracted it from is my current boyfriend (he’s my first). We’re close and I believe he didn’t know he had the virus, but my family and friends think he must have known. Is it possible that a man might not know he has the herpes virus?

Could you explain how you get herpes?

I’m worried about getting herpes. How do you get herpes and how can I protect myself?