A 26-year-old female asked:
what are the chances of getting hsv 2 if one already has hsv 1?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Colin Kerr answered
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 is a sexually transmitted infection that occurs only in the genital region usually manifesting as a single tender blister or a group (cluster) of tender vesicles on top of red inflammed skin. Hsv1 does not lead to hsv2 infections. Only sex does.
Answered on Dec 16, 2016
Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered
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 sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.
Answered on Feb 9, 2019
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