When Do the Symptoms of HSV Show Up?

Symptom Timeline of HSV

Herpes is unlike other STIs, as it can be contracted simply by skin-to-skin contact. The disease is transmitted whether the person infected is having an outbreak at the time or not. When it’s transmitted during a time the infected isn’t broken out is called asymptomatic viral shedding, which means the virus is on the skin’s surface or within the mucus membranes without any other symptoms being obvious. 

Signs and Symptoms

Up to 50% of HSV infected people don’t have any outbreaks or they only experience very minor symptoms. The first symptoms of infection usually occur within 4 days of exposure, but can be calculated somewhere in between 2 to 12 days.

The first outbreak is the worst in terms of duration, sores, and an increase in the viral shedding, as well as other symptoms such as headache, fever, body aches, and swollen lymph nodes. The first outbreak can last anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.

Sex Tort Liability

HSV-1 and 2 and HIV/AIDS are the most common STIs involved in civil and criminal cases. If someone who knows they have an STI has unprotected sex with an uninfected person and infects them, this can result in civil or criminal liability.

Sex tort claims can be won, but without proper legal counseling, it can be difficult. Let us here at SBEMP Palm Springs Personal Injury Law Firm help you with your claim. These types of claim settlements pay out anywhere from hundreds of thousands up to one million dollars in damages.


When Do the Symptoms of HSV Show Up?

Shaun Murphy

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