If you do not have herpes, you can get infected if you come into contact with the herpes virus in: A herpes sore; Saliva (if your partner has an oral herpes infection) or genital secretions (if your partner has a genital herpes infection);
How do you get herpes from someone who doesnt have it?
Its possible to get genital herpes from someone who doesnt have visible symptoms. You can have the infection, not know it and infect someone else. Research has found it is possible for genital herpes to spread through: Intercourse, including anal, vaginal-penile and vaginal-vaginal.
How quick does herpes show up?
The average incubation period for an initial herpes infection is 4 days (range, 2 to 12) after exposure. The vesicles break and leave painful ulcers that may take two to four weeks to heal after the initial herpes infection. Experiencing these symptoms is referred to as having a first herpes “outbreak” or episode.