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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 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eva Pickler
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: HSV is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact and not casual contact like sharing bathrooms, eating utensils, etc. A large percentage of people will ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No, not really: Hsv 1 is considered universally present, in most of the adult population, so there isn't much desire or need to test it further. In a research setting ... Read More
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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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Herpes and Pregnancy: Herpes type one is not the one that we are most concerned with in pregnancy and delivery. If you are negative for type 2 then that is a relief.
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it is possible: Cold sore or oral herpes simplex is caused by Herpes virus type 1 and genital herpes is caused by Herpes simplex virus. 2
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Some chance: Most herpes in this area is type 2. Sometimes type 1 is transmitted by oral contact. Most people already have type 1 but do not experience any symptom ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rada Jones
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Yes it can.: That can happen especially if the patient becomes immunocompromised. A f​ollowing outbreak would normally be less severe, but it depends on the degree ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Very slim: Usually oral hsvi is not shed if not having an outbreak so do not worry if you refrain form oral contact until the lesions are completely healed.

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