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A 54-year-old member asked:

I am confused. if i have both fibro and cfs both the result of herpes viruses, am i just a recipient or can i be a carrier & contagious.

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Probably not: We don't know everything about the herpes viruses yet, but most people are infected with herpes 6 (associated with cfs) in childhood. It appears that the virus can be deactivated in adults.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
At least a recipient: Note that there are many herpesviruses; eight (8) are relevant to human infections. It depends on what herpesvirus you are infected with, and how intact your immune system is. Additionally, just because you have fibromyalgia and cfs, doesn't always mean it was caused by herpesviruses, nor are they a manfestation of an active herpesvirus infection.

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