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If both of you have had the **same** virus (HSV-1 only or HSV-2 only) for a while and your immune systems are otherwise healthy, reinfection is not possible. It is still advisable to avoid contact with any infected skin and other uninfected skin that has an open wound.

If you have HSV-1 and your partner has HSV-2, there is potential to be infected by the other strain.
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