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can hsv 1 turn into hsv 2

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes virus: Herpes virus type 1 (hsv 1) causes upper respiratory infections, usually manifest as "cold sores", which can spread to the skin. Herpes virus type 2 i ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Same: Your chance of getting HSV 2 is the same whether you have HSV 1 or not. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Same: They all look about the same - blisters.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
No difference: There is no difference at all. Genital HSV2 infection usually causes more frequent outbreaks and asymptomatic viral shedding than either oral or genit ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
22 years experience Urology
No: Hsv 1 and 2 are different viruses. One cannot simply "become" the other. Both viruses, however, can cause outbreaks in both the genitals and around ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No,: type would not change, other than a new exposure/infection.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Oral vs Genital: Herpes simplex virus 1 causes 90% of oral herpes infections and 10% of genital herpes infections. Herpes simplex virus 2 causes the exact converse pe ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HSV 1 vs. HSV II: These two variants of herpes virus can occur in both oral and genital areas, respectively. Both are extremely communicable, and tend to re-emerge und ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibodies: You harbor antibodies to two different strains of herpes virus.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: While related, they are 2 different viruses.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Cold sores (fever blisters) are small, painful, fluid-filled blisters that occur on the lips, mouth, nose, chin, cheeks, and throat. They are most com ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Kind of test?: A viral culture from an ulcer that grows hsv tells you that you have an active infection. In general, a positive blood test just implies past infecti ... Read More
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