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difference in herpes simplex 1 and 2

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 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Viral isolation: None of the serologic tests will convincingly differentiate between herpes types 1 & 2 infections. The only way to definitively do this is to isolate ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
Interchangeable: Herpes simplex viruses =hsv 1 & 2 are interchangeable when it comes to causing genital herpes. So it is the location of symptomotogy that dictates w ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Herpes: Classically, hsv-1 refers to herpes of the oral region (cold sores). Hsv-2 refers to herpes of the genital region. Herpes gladiatorum refers to when ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Usually location: Herpes simplex virus type 1 usually causes cold sores on the lips. Type 2 usually causes genital herpes. However, herpes virus is an equal opportunity ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
HSV-1 ; HSV -2: Hsv -1 is the main cause for cold sores but also can be spread to the genital area. Hsv -2 causes most herpes simplex infections of the genital region ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olayinka Adedayo
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Both belong to herpes group of visuses which are dna viruses.Herpes simplex 1 mostly oral in about 85% of cases while herpes simplex 2 usually genital ... Read More
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A 48-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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Howard
40 years experience Gynecology
See details: Herpes can have a variety of appearances including cut like blisters. If they recur in similar areas and last a few days, it is consistent with herpe ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mjos
43 years experience Dentistry
Location: Essentially the same except for location.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No: It is intended just for herpes simplex 1, cold sores. I believe they explain that on their packaging.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Herpes type 1 and herpes type 2 are different types of viruses, even though they can both cause similar illnesses. So tw ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Genital herpes: Herpes 2 is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area, but if the person is shedding virus onto his hand and touches the cigarette and the ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
If your have the: Misfortune of having an encephalitis , which is rare unless you are immunosupressed.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Both herpes viruses: The "old"teaching was that HPV1 was always above the belt and that HPV2 was always below the belt. With more oral sexual activity that doesn't hold. W ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Herpes simplex is transmitted by direct contact with a lesion or the body fluid of an infected individual.Transmission may also occur through skin-to- ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Genital herpes= HSV2: Generally, genital herpes is associated wth HSV-2; cold sores is generally caused by HSV1. It is important to tell your doctor if you have sores in ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Very little: These viruses could be considered close relatives, brothers, due to quite similar dna and behavior. There is some consideration that type one more com ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
HSV1: is there common cold sore ( mouth) virus.
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