Our expert says:
Incubation period is 2 -12 days , in other words, from 2 days after being infected , you can have the infection. Herpes genitalis can be transmitted even if the patient has no symptoms.
If you have had a herpes infection your blood would test positive, even if you have no symptoms. So if the man's blood tests negative, he has never had the infection before.
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