2. Asymptomatic Viral Shedding

Many people infected with herpes don't know it. An asymptomatic viral shedding phase occurs for a few days every year, even if the person with the virus never had observable symptoms. This viral shedding phase contributes strongly to widespread herpes infections in adults. The virus is very contagious during this period, despite a lack of noticeable signs.

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