Delayed-reaction herpes

Question

Hi, Doctor, What are the odds for a person to have an Genital Herpes outbreak, after no sex for 10 years? Could the virus lay dormant for 10 years and then become symptomatic? Thanks for your time!

Answer

Yes. Once you are infected with a herpesvirus, it's with you for life. It can remain dormant and then re-emerge later on.