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can herpes simplex 1 turn into herpes simplex 2

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
It isn't: These viruses are very similar except that type i usually infects around the mouth and type ii around the genitalia.

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different Viruses: Hsv 1 and 2 are 2 viruses in the same family. They cause oral 'cold sores' and genital herpes. Both viruses can cause genital herpes.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See Link: http://www.happy-with-herpes.com/herpes-in-mouth-symptoms.html.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Old infection : This means you have both types of herpes and that they are old infections. Because your igm is negative we know you acquired these longer than six wee ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
No: Hsv-1 and hsv-2 are different type of virus. You may have hsv-1 genital herpes, but not hsv-2.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
35 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Its going to be genital herpes simplex 1.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
No, but,: You can get hsv1 in the gential area from someone with hsv1 or hsv2 in the oral area from someone with hsv2. They are 2 distinct forms of herpes virus ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
No, but,: Herpes simplex 1 & herpes simplex 2 are distinct viruses. You cannot get hsv2 from someone who only has hsv1, but you can get hsv1 in the genital area ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No. No. Yes.: Herpes 1 cannot turn into 2, nor vice versa. A person is not immune to herpes 1 unless he has caught herpes 1, and likewise, he is not immune to herpe ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: The herpes family of viruses are very common. Some people will get outbreaks, others who are exposed may never have an outbreak, and only with a blood ... Read More
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