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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Of course not: What would you do with the information on this not-very-reliable test, anyway? Use barrier protection until you're with that one person special perso ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Active vs past: Blood tests can detect exposure to the herpes virus but do not tell if there is active infection. Molecular testing of the affected cells/tissue is m ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually: 4-6 weeks post exposure is usually the amount of time considered necessary for a igg blood test to be appropriate.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Yes: The blood test lets us know that you have the virus lying dormant in your body some where. When your immune system is otherwise compromised due to str ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Herpes: You are most likely to get herpes if you touch the skin of someone who has herpes sores, blisters, or a rash. However, the herpes virus can still be s ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Well, Herpes : Simplex 1 could infect the genitals.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex 1: Could cause genital lesions but it doesn't cause genital warts.Human papillomavirus can cause genital warts.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: If you have a herpetiform lesion on your skin, it is teeming with virus; if it touches mucosa, you can spread it (oral or genital!).
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: Even if a person who has a herpes simplex virus does not have active lesions they can still transmit the virus through a process called viral shedding ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
See doctor: There are no cures for these viral attacks but they can be controlled. There are medications to treat the lesions and pain. Some can be topical, lik ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Oral herpes can: Transfer. Be careful to avoid contact with all mucosal areas, eyes, cuts in skin, and private areas when lesions (vesicles/blisters) are present and e ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Herpes simplex virus type i does infect the genital tract. As a matter of fact, nearly 60% of neonatal herpes infections (mostly acquired from genita ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Very unlikely and for all intensive purposes it would be close to a first.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It could be: Burning, tingling, itchy - painful.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: A woman with a history of genital herpes, with or without fresh sores on her genitals, can transmit herpes virus to her baby during delivery. Such an ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Bohannan
24 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes and No: The virus that causes genital herpes (herpes simplex 2) is a different variant of the herpes virus that causes oral herpers (simplex 1). However, ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
For exposure: Blood tests for antibodies to herpes can reveal exposure to the virus but are not suitable for detemining if there is active infection.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Virus: The virus is the same, so it could be spread to the genital area by touching the genital area with the virus.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Herpes Simplex Virus: 1 (hsv -1) can cause genital lesions. (however it doesn't morph into hsv-2).
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erine Kupetsky
15 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Genital herpes simplex virus is not transmitted through the blood but is transmitted in genital fluids and by contact with blisters. Here is the excer ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ony superficially: Genital herpes is a highly contagious sexually transmitted disease (std) caused by the virus herpes simplex type 2 (hsv2). It's related to the virus t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That is : Possible.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes, if: Swabs can detect herpes in the vaginal area if the blisters are opened and the fluid is collected on a swab. Just a blind swab in the vagina if there ... Read More

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